Guidance on risk characterisation for physicochemical properties updated

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently released an update to the guidance on risk characterisation for physicochemical properties. This update of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment, Part E (Risk Characterisation) consists of a revision of the sections regarding risk characterisation for physicochemical properties only. The relevant sections of the Guidance have been redrafted to clarify the registrant’s legal obligations in this respect and provide advice on how to fulfil them. In addition, Appendix E.1: “Questionnaires for assessing the risks of accident, fire and explosion” has been removed. Stakeholder feedback indicated that the example was not helpful, requiring information about the user(s) of the substance that is usually not available to the registrant. A copy of the updated guidance document is available at: Guidance on IR&CSA

ECHA Weekly, 18 May 2016 ;http://echa.europa.eu ;