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Update of Chesar 3 supports use maps

ECHA/NI/16/46

ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar) has been updated to support the use of sector-specific use maps directly in the tool. In addition, registrants can now generate their exposure scenarios for communication in a standardised ESComXML format.

Helsinki, 10 November 2016 – Chesar 3.1. supports the generation of exposure assessment inputs for workers (SWED) in Chesar format, which enables sector associations to generate complete use maps to help REACH registrants with their chemical safety assessments.

In addition, registrants can now generate their exposure scenarios for communication in ESComXML format. This will save time by enabling automatic input of the information in the company IT system. The ESComXML is a standardised format, developed by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), to exchange exposure scenario information between IT systems.

A new manual for sector organisations, focusing on the use maps, is now available on the Chesar website. The existing Chesar 3 user manual has been updated to reflect the changes.

The next update of Chesar is foreseen for May 2017.

Updated on 16 November 2016: A critical issue in the bulk editing function has been discovered in the recent release of Chesar (3.1). We are fixing it now and a new version of the tool will be released by mid-December. We apologise for the inconvenience.


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