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Title CHCS Training “The Extended SDS Understanding Exposure Scenarios” (Module 20)
Organiser Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS)
Location etc.venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB

When hazardous substances are registered under REACH, it is necessary to make an assessment of risk for known uses of the substance and resulting mixtures to ensure that the uses for which are ‘suitable’ and risk can be managed. As part of this, exposure estimates resulting from scenarios of use are part of the chemical safety report (CSR) and the results of the CSR need to be communicated onwards to downstream users.

The SDS is the primary tool for communication and it is now necessary to identify these uses and describe the scenarios of use that have been considered when registering substances. This extended SDS is now required for registered hazardous substances and as they filter down the supply line, the findings will need to be taken into account by those preparing mixtures.

The exposure scenario (ES) for each of the uses identified in Section 1 of the SDS therefore needs to be part of the extended SDS and needs to be readable and relevant for the anticipated users (customers). The level of detail will reflect the degree of hazard and the knowledge of the recipient.

This one-day course aims to cover the principles of exposure assessment and the extended SDS, linking the technical concepts covered in Module 53 with regulatory and practical requirements. By responding to feedback to give more time to this topic, some of the data and scientific issues have been moved to Module 53 thus allowing Module 20 to include more in depth examination of example ES and a chance to prepare parts of the ES using CSRs or other sources of information.

Who Should Attend

The module is designed for those involved in chemical safety assessment and communication, within the context of product stewardship and with a particular focus on supply regulations, including REACH. Those receiving or preparing extended SDS will benefit.

Those attending should already understand the broad concepts of chemical supply legislation, including REACH, and also understand the science of data assessment including physico-chemical data, basic toxicology and basic ecotoxicity, as well as good working knowledge of the SDS. An understanding of the principles of DNELs and PNECs will also be of help.

Please note this Module is not suitable for newcomers to this area. It is recommended that delegates have previously attended Module 15 'Advanced Preparation of SDSs’ or Module 53 ‘Chemical Safety Assessment – The Science And Theory For Risk Characterisation’ or have similar experience in writing SDSs and in reading/understanding CSRs.

Benefits of Attending?

Attendance on this module will ensure that you are up to date with the requirements for the production of Extended SDS. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number of students.

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development records.

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