Designed for those who are responsible for writing extended SDS for the substances they supply to formulators and other European downstream users.

Importance of the exposure scenario

  • Relating the CSR to your customers’ uses
  • Communicating risk management advice through the supply chain

Decoding your CSR

  • Exposure limits for human health and environmental protection: what to do with DNELs (and WELs, OELs), PNECs

Exposure in your supply chain

  • Workers and consumers, release to the environment, identified uses, use descriptors, operational conditions (OC)

Applying your CSR for supply chain communication

  • Making the ES relevant and suitable for your supply chain, defining OC in the ES, suitable risk management measures (RMM)


Format and content of the ES

  • Templates, style, specific or generic ES, standard phrases, level of detail

Helping downstream users

  • Risk characterisation, demonstrating safe use where OC or RMM differ, scaling options

Managing compliance

  • Industry tools, guidance and support for writers of exposure scenarios in the extended SDS


Who should attend?

Everyone supplying a hazardous substance that has been registered in their supply chain at 10 tonnes or more per year under EU/UK REACH must now provide an Exposure Scenario (ES) as part of the extended safety data sheet (SDS). The results of risk assessment for their identified uses are presented to ECHA / UK Agency in the chemical safety report (CSR). However, for their supply chain to understand and manage risk the registrant must distil the relevant information into exposure scenarios supplied in an annex to the SDS.

With the focus on Exposure Scenarios this workshop is designed for those who are responsible for writing extended SDS for the substances they supply to formulators and other European and UK downstream users.

You’ll get the most from the day if you have some understanding of the science behind risk assessment and a working knowledge of safety data sheets. However, if you’re not fully up to speed don’t worry – we can adapt the programme to cover this or run a separate introductory day.


Why attend? 

This one-day course will deal with the following key issues:

✓ Understand what the exposure scenario needs to contain, and why

✓ Learn how to communicate the relevant content of the chemical safety report to your customers

✓ Appreciate how to help your customers demonstrate safe use

✓ Explore the templates, tools and guidance available for the exposure scenario


Next steps 

To find out more about REACHReady’s bespoke training, and to discuss your specific requirements, please call us on 0207 901 1444 or e-mail

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