ECHA new work programme has come out! Improving safe use of chemicals in supply chains
View: Date:2018-06-05


ECHA released a new work programme this month, work programme of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) . The ENES work programme is the latest work programme produced by the ENES communication network. This work plan is used to improve chemicals safety assessment and communication in supply chain. Its 24 actions until 2020 will help registrants, distributors, formulators and end users to ensure the safe use of chemicals.

Let's take a look: The ENES exchange network, is used to share knowledge, technology, and methods for establishing and applying REACH exposure scenarios.It is jointly set up by the European chemicals authority (ECHA) and the European commission for the chemical industry (Cefic), the European association of petrochemicals (Concawe), the European metals industry association (Eurometaux), the European Union of chemical distributors (FECC) and the downstream users collaboration of chemicals (DUCC) EU member states and several downstream end-user sector organizations are active participants in the exchange network.

Regarding the specific implementation, ECHA issued a planning document "ENES Implementation Plan 2018", which describes the specific actions in 2018.

It focus on enhancing use management, which provides the registrant of the substance with information and conditions of use in the process of market circulation.  Other focus areas are making exposure scenarios more understandable and useful, and developing best practices in providing safe use information for mixtures. Emphasis is also placed on the communication between formulators and end users and how each of them processes the safe use information for their tasks under REACH.

The ENES Work Programme is a collaborative effort between ECHA, European industry, Member States and the Commission. It serves to strengthen communication on the safe use of chemicals up and down the supply chain, particularly to make communication on uses and the conditions of use of substances work in practice. The involvement of downstream and end user organisations such as CheMI, FIEC, ORGALIME, UEAPME and ACEA will help to establish good practice.

The ENES Work Programme will run until 2020 and will cover the full supply chain, including the supply of articles.

We will continue to follow up the work plan and promptly feedback the REACH obligations of the company.




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