Fifth meeting of the ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 5)
21-22 November 2013 | Brussels
The European Chemicals Agency together with the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Eurometaux, CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) are coordinating the ENES meetings.
More than 120 participants attended ENES5, ranging from Member State competent authorities, ECHA, industry parties and other stakeholders.
ENES5 provided the latest news and developments on the following topics:
- Progress on the CSR/ES Roadmap: http://echa.europa.eu/csr-es-roadmap
including some new topics on the horizon.
- Progress after ENES4 on the following:
- Building and structuring exposure scenario short titles.
- Status of the ESCom project: the standard for electronic communication of exposure scenario information, the ESCom package (including XML format and catalogue of standard phrases)
- Latest development work on specific consumer exposure determinants (SCEDs).
Comparing some of the methods being developed to determine and communicate the safe use information for mixtures
Programme of the event [PDF]
Session Topic Summaries [PDF]
- Welcome – Erwin Annys (Cefic)
- Session 1 : The CSR/ES Roadmap
- Session 2 : Progress after ENES4
- 2.1 Building and structuring ES short titles – Sylvie Lemoine (A.I.S.E.), Mercedes Viñas (ECHA)
- Background document: Harmonisation of exposure scenario short titles
- 2.2 ESCom phrases and ESComXML
- ESCom Phrases - Building for the future – Dook Noij (Dow)
- ESComXML: latest updates on the project development – Berndt Stürznickel (SAP)
- 2.3 Questions and answer / Discussion
- 2.4 Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs)
- Background document: SCED-based exposure scenarios for CSR and for extended safety data sheets. Introduction to an example generated by Chesar.
- SCEDs and the way ahead – Chris Money (Concawe)/Sophie Mathieu (DUCC)
- SCEDs in Chesar – Hélène Magaud (ECHA)
- Session 3 : Safe use information for mixtures – Progress since ENES4 and review of methodologies
- 3.1 Overview of the guidance for DUs with respect to mixtures - Bridget Ginnity (ECHA)
- 3.2 Overview of methods currently being developed to determine and communicate safe use information for mixtures - Steven Van de Broeck (essenscia)
- 3.3 Comparison of several methods: Introduction to breakout session - Dook Noij (Dow)
- 3.4 Breakout session(s): Discussion of methodologies
- Group G: Critical Component Approach
- Background document: Exposure Scenario processing for Mixtures. Critical Component Approach (CCA)
- Exposure Scenario processing for Mixtures. Critical Component Approach (CCA) – Onno Jongerius (Jongerius consult BV), Joost van Rooij (Caesar Consult)
- Group H: CLP+
- Lead substance identification: CLPplus by BASF – Christian Bögi, Stefanie Wezl (BASF)
- Group l: Bottom-up Detergents Approach
- Background document: Generic Exposure Information Sheet for Detergents. End-user Guidance of Occupational Health (HSE) manager of industrial and institutional cleaning companies. Dutch Detergents Association. Draft Version 3.1, November 2103.
- GEIS: Generic Exposure Information Sheet – Marten Kops (Dutch Detergent Association, NVZ)
- Group W: Bottom-up Lubricants Approach
- ATIEL/ATC Generic Exposure Scenarios. An overview of the ATIE/ATC GES approach with examples - Sara Brennan (ATC/Afton Chemicals), Alison Margary & Joy Worden (ATIEL/Shell)
- Example mixtures for ENES5 – ATC/ATIEL Lubricants Supply Chain.
- Example exposure scenarios for lubricant mixtures:
- Group G: Critical Component Approach
- Session 4 : Reporting from the breakout groups on safe use methodology for mixtures
- 4.1 Reporting from the breakout groups
- 4.2 Mixtures; Reflections - Bridget Ginnity (ECHA)
- 4.3 Question and answer / Discussion
- 4.4 Environmental Information in the Safety Data Sheets of an adhesive - Johannes Tolls (Henkel/FEICA)
- 4.5 Final conclusions for Safe use methodology for Mixtures and way forward to ENES6 – Erwin Annys (Cefic)
- Session 5 : ENES5 Conclusions and next steps – Christel Musset (ECHA)
Please consult the ENES web page:
ENES is a cross-sector collaborative network to share knowledge, good practices and approaches to developing, communicating and implementing (REACH) exposure scenarios.
Its purpose is to enhance the safe use of chemicals through the supply chain by:
- sharing experience of the lessons learnt in the building and use of exposure scenarios;
- sharing experience on practical solutions to overcome any obstacles in their development and implementation;
- improving the understanding on what features make an effective exposure scenario; and
- enabling chemical product suppliers to move towards adopting suitable approaches that deliver consistent and useful exposure scenarios to downstream users in an efficient way.
- Andrew Murray, Directorate D - Risk Management, ECHA.
- Andreas Ahrens, Directorate C – Registration, ECHA