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The new chemical safety assessment and reporting tool, Chesar, is now available

ECHA/NA/10/21
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Chesar1 is a tool to help companies to prepare their chemical safety
assessments (CSAs) and chemical safety reports (CSRs) which are required by the REACH Regulation for substances manufactured or imported at a volume above 10 tonnes per year.

Helsinki, 12 May 2010 – Until now companies have been able to submit registrations with a CSR generated manually, partly supported by the CSR plug-in that ECHA made available in February 2009. Chesar now provides industry with an IT tool to produce the full CSA more efficiently and effectively. It will in particular help to structure the information for the exposure scenarios.

For that purpose the principles for carrying out a chemical safety assessment described in the updated REACH Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment have been converted into an IT application.

Chesar is also built to facilitate the re-use of all or part of assessments already carried out by the registrant or prepared by industry associations, thanks to data exchange functionalities. This will support cross-industry standardisation of the description of uses and the safe conditions of use.

Chesar 1.0 works as a plug-in of stand-alone version of IUCLID 5.2.

As Chesar 1.0 has only been tested within ECHA, we encourage the registrants to test the tool. All feedback will contribute to the next upgrade of Chesar. Chesar 1.0 does not generate full CSR or the exposure scenarios for the extended safety data sheets. The first upgrade enabling the full CSR generation is planned to be available in July 2010.

1 Pronounced "Kayzar"

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