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Workshops on Sector Use Maps

Two one-day technical workshops were organised in May. The workshops aimed to gain and share experience on the implementation of some of the key products developed under the CSR/ES Roadmap in collaboration with the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) community. These are part of the efforts to improve REACH chemical safety reports and exposure scenarios (CSR/ES) through the communication of realistic use and exposure information in the supply chain.

Both workshops focused on specific aspects of sector use maps and continued activities that have been worked on during the past months in different working groups.

Day 1, 3 May 2017 was targeted to European sector/trade associations representing downstream users that have developed use maps. The workshop gave an opportunity for participating sectors to exchange experience in getting their use maps into the Chesar format and to receive practical support with this conversion where needed.

A number of downstream sectors are committed to doing this work in the coming months.

Day 2, 4 May 2017 was targeted to registrants and consultants who volunteered for participating in a working group aiming at sharing experience in generating exposure scenarios from downstream sector use maps (call for volunteers organised by Cefic). 

This workshop is part of a longer-term initiative led by industry, the results of which will be shared at a meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) later in the year.

Use maps are a means by which downstream users of chemicals can inform registrants on their uses and conditions of use of substances to support their assessment by registrants. In this way, the chemical safety report (for the registrant's own records and authorities) and the exposure scenarios communicated down the supply chain are based on realistic conditions of use.

Use maps are generally developed by sector associations using a common format. They include a description of use information and input data for the REACH exposure assessments in the form of a sector-agreed description of the operational conditions and risk management measures.

Date & Venue

Day 1, Wednesday 3 May 2017
Boulevard du Souverain 165, 4th floor
1160 Brussels
Day 2, Thursday 4 May 2017
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
Avenue Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyse 4,
1160 Auderghem

Contact email

For questions about the workshop, please contact: csr-es-roadmap (at)

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