REACH Review Action 3

In 2018, the European Commission published the second REACH review. REACH Review Action 3 aims to improve the workability and quality of extended safety data sheets.

Industry sectors are encouraged to develop and use harmonised formats and IT tools that would provide more user-targeted information, simplify the preparation and use of extended safety data sheets and facilitate their electronic distribution.

The Commission will consider including minimum requirements for exposure scenarios for substances and mixtures in safety data sheets, and request ECHA to develop a methodology for safety data sheets of mixtures.

In 2019, the scoping phase of Action 3 will focus on:

  • collecting information on the current authoring solutions for safety data sheets; and
  • stakeholders’ ideas on how extended safety data sheets and their distribution could be improved.

The development phase for working out and testing the solutions is expected to start in 2020.

 

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