REACH regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.
The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labelling of chemicals.
BPR regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
approval of active substances
Authorisation of biocidal products
Guidance and IT-tools
The Prior Informed Consent Regulation administers the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries.
lists of Chemicals subject to pic
Occupational exposure limit (OEL) values are derived within two legal frameworks that form an integral part of the EU’s mechanism for protecting the health of workers.
The Waste Framework Directive aims to protect the environment and human health from the generation and management of waste and to improve efficient use of resources.
The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.
The revised Drinking Water Directive aims to protect citizens and the environment from the harmful effects of contaminated drinking water and to improve access to drinking water.
ECHA organises consultations to get feedback from all interested parties and to gather the widest possible range of scientific information for the regulatory processes
This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
opinions and agreements
The Support section provides tools and practical guidance to companies which have responsibilities under the EU chemicals legislation.
14 November 2017 - New version of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue published
13 June 2017 - Presentation on safe use of mixtures information approach translated
19 May 2017 - New version 3 of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue published
22 December 2016 - New version 2.3 of the ESCom catalogue of standard phrases published
15 December 2016 - ENES 10: Documents published
09 November 2016 - Evaluation of industry’s and ECHA’s work on supply chain communication: time to start using the tools
19 October 2016 - ENES10 agenda has been published
19 October 2016 - October, 2016: Joint statement ECHA-Cefic-DUCC on use maps
19 October 2016 - June, 2016: New version 2.2 of the ESCom catalogue of standard phrases published
29 July 2016 - New SPERC Factsheet Format [template] published
25 May 2016 - Report on use of information on downstream user reports available
19 April 2016 - How to identify which risk management measures to communicate for mixtures
15 March 2016 - Use maps web page launched
15 October 2015 - ENES9 draft programme available
15 September 2015 - How to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report
28 July 2015 - New exposure scenario communications package available
14 June 2015 - ENES 8: presentations published
11 December 2014 - ENES 7: documents published
03 November 2014 - New formulators web pages launched
06 October 2014 - ENES7 draft programme available
18 September 2014 - Template for use maps: testing started
12 August 2014 - BAuA starts the action 2.3 on the identification and use of existing risk management information for REACH safety assessments
06 August 2014 - ECHA publishes an illustrative example of exposure scenarios for communication in the supply chain
22 July 2014 - ECHA calls for expression of interest in testing use maps template
26 June 2014 - ENES6 aimed at improving supply chain communication
28 May 2014 - ENES6 meeting presentations available
28 May 2014 - Exposure scenarios – updated standard phrases catalogue available
20 May 2014 - Structured short titles for exposure scenarios: workshop report on testing the IT rules published
16 May 2014 - Survey results on downstream user chemical safety assessments
08 May 2014 - ENES6 meeting, 13-14 May 2014
05 May 2014 - New guidance on consumer exposure
08 April 2014 - ENES draft programme available
02 April 2014 - First progress report on CSR/ES Roadmap published
02 April 2014 - Chemical safety report/Exposure scenario activities outlined for 2014-15
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