13/07/2012

New generation of Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting Tool

Chesar is European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)'s Chemical Safety Assessment and
Reporting Tool that enables registrants to carry out their safety assessments
in a structured, harmonised and efficient way. This includes the importing of
substance-related hazard data directly from IUCLID, describing the various uses
of the substance, for each use carrying out exposure estimates, identifying
risk management measures if needed and demonstrating control of risk. Based on
this, Chesar generates the CSR and exposure scenarios for communication in
electronic exchange format and as a text document. Chesar was released for the
first time in May 2010.

The new version can be downloaded from the revised Chesar website. With Chesar
industry organisations can make available generic exposure assessments for the
conditions of use in their sector. Single registrants may then import and use
this information as a starting point for their own substance specific
assessment. ECHA strongly recommends (potential) registrants to systematically
use Chesar for making chemical safety reports and exposure scenarios to
contribute to efficiency and harmonisation in carrying out CSAs.

Additional functionalities of Chesar are planned to be made available before
the end of 2012.

ECHA invites users to send in their feedback on the Chesar software via the
ECHA Helpdesk online form.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)