ECHA sets up ENES - an Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios
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The new network aims at identifying good industry practices on drafting exposure scenarios and building a dialogue between supply chain actors to improve the protection of human health and the environment.
Helsinki, 26 September 2011 - The European Chemicals Agency together with the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Eurometaux, CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) have established a cross-sector collaborative network to share knowledge, techniques and approaches to building and applying (REACH) exposure scenarios. The first meeting will be held in Brussels, on November 24 and 25, 2011. Sectors of industry, NGOs, Member State authorities and other stakeholders will be invited to participate.
ENES will share the approaches and practical experience of industry and other stakeholders from the first REACH registration deadline, the areas that are working well and the areas where improvements are needed.
The Exchange Network of Exposure Scenarios is among the activities that ECHA is rolling out to support companies for the second registration deadline in 2013. Practical solutions for preparing and communicating ESs identified by the first Network meeting will be published in the beginning of 2012 by the Agency.
ECHA's other activities related to Exposure Scenarios and Chemical Safety Reports
Exposure scenario for chemical safety report and communication: