Twelfth meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES12)
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) together with Cefic, Concawe, DUCC, Eurométaux, Fecc and Member States will organise the 12th meeting of ENES on 21 November 2019, in Brussels.
ENES is a collaborative platform involving industry and authorities, which aims to identify and promote good practices in the communication of information on the safe use of hazardous chemicals up and down the supply chain.
Purpose of the event
The 10 years phase-in period of REACH has been over since June 2018, but there are still major challenges with the workability and quality of the safety data sheet, the main vehicle to bring the safety data generated under REACH to the users of the chemicals.
Under the ENES umbrella a range of approaches and tools have been developed in order to improve the information exchange between registrants of hazardous substances and those who use them downstream in the supply chain. The goal of ENES 12 is to:
- Inform companies manufacturing, formulating and using chemicals about approaches and tools that can make supply chain communication more structured and efficient;
- Demonstrate how the tools work and the benefits of using them; and
- Increase understanding of the practical value of information included in the extended safety data sheet for ensuring safe work places and products.
The event will also inform the participants about the relevance of ENES work to REACH Review activities on enhancing the supply chain communication.
If you represent a registrant, formulator or end user company, a sector organisation, or a Member State authority, and are not yet aware of the ENES activities, this is an event for you. In addition, practitioners generating safety data sheets for substances and mixtures, and those practitioners extracting information from safety data sheets relevant for the operations in their own company may have a particular interest.
Consultants and IT providers for supply chain communication solutions are also encouraged to attend this event, as they play a key role in implementing and disseminating the good practices identified.
The event will discuss the tools developed in ENES and how they facilitate the flow of safe use information in the supply chain for:
What the uptake of the ENES approaches/tools has been so far, and how the use of the tools could improve:
- The quality of the registration dossiers in terms of appreciation of realistic use conditions of the substance, consistency and efficiency of dossier updates.
- Efficiency in communicating relevant safety information to the users of chemicals.
- Safe use of chemicals in terms of providing the information in a format and terminology meeting the needs and experience of the user audience.
How the approaches/tools help in getting prepared for the post-registration processes under REACH.
- Participants will be welcome to provide their views and feedback, to suggest further needs, to make proposals and to offer contributions.
- The event’s material will be made public on ECHA's website.
The programme is available here.
Presentations and material
- Blueprint for generating, communicating and receiving safe use advice for hazardous chemicals [PDF][EN]
Session 1 - Setting the scene
- Relevance of ENES for REACH and for REACH Review Action 3 – V. Jezso, DG GROW [PDF][EN]
- Communication on safe use of chemicals in the supply chain – the basic principles and obligations – K. Pollard, ECHA [PDF][EN]
- What is to be improved – Observations from the enforcement perspective - E. Anwander, Forum [PDF][EN]
- Relevance of ENES for industry – S. Van De Broeck, Cefic & J. Robinson, DUCC [PDF][EN]
Session 2 - Five steps to make REACH exposure scenarios work
- Formulator sector: Sector use maps – L. Portugal, DUCC [PDF][EN]
- Registrant: Carry out CSA / Generate ES for communication – G. Bachler, Cefic [PDF][EN]
- Registrant: eSDS authoring – D. Marsh, Exxon Mobil [PDF][EN]
- Formulator: Use-conformity and mixture SDS generation with the SUMI selection for mixture SDS – J. Robinson, CEPE [PDF][EN]
- Formulator: Use-conformity and mixture SDS generation with the LCID-based inclusion method – C. Bögi, BASF [PDF][EN]
- End-user: Use-conformity and workplace safety assessment by industrial end user – E. Tjoe Nij, Dow/Cefic [PDF][EN]
- End-user: Use-conformity and workplace safety assessment by professional user/SUMI – G. Sebastio, A.I.S.E. [PDF][EN]
Market place posters
- Sector use maps [PDF][EN]
- Carrying out CSA using the ENES tool set [PDF][EN]
- Registrant: Input into eSDS authoring [PDF][EN]
- SUMI selection methods [PDF][EN]
- Mixture SDS Generation with the LCID method [PDF][EN]
- Industrial end user of chemicals: risk assessment & exposure scenarios [PDF][EN]
- Professional user and SUMIs [PDF][EN]
- Making Chesar 3.6 better support workers’ exposure assessment [PDF][EN]
Session 3 - Looking ahead to risk management
- Flow analysis for understanding the use pattern of a substance: A tool to get prepared for regulatory risk management – V. Verougstraete, Eurometaux [PDF][EN]
- How does communication in the supply chain change when regulatory risk management emerges – L. Allen, Lead Consortium [PDF][EN]
Session 4 - Conclusion