This project aims to improve the depth and availability of knowledge and understanding of the specific factors affecting the efficiency of risk management measure (RMM) to control human (worker and consumer) and environmental exposures that may result from the use of chemicals in the primary producing (chemical) industry and downstream users of chemical formulations and products (including the consumer) during their service-life, as well as at the waste stage. In doing this, the following objectives will be addressed:
- Create a flexible data structure to collect and collate RMM efficiency information, building on previous work (e.g. Cefic/ECHA RMM library; BOHS);
- Approach holders of RMM efficiency information and incorporate this additional information into the database, taking appropriate measures to ensure the protection of intellectual property, confidentiality and commercial interests, and potential liabilities of both RMM manufacturers and users;
- Develop pooled estimates of theoretical (”as built”)’ and real life (”as used”) RMM efficiencies of classes of RMM’s to identify and characterise key determinants;
- Conduct verification studies under controlled and field conditions of selected RMM’s in order to substantiate efficiency classes; and
Create an updated and enhanced RMM library for use by the chemical industry.
Developing a robust method of allocating efficiency measures to regulatory instruments in the chemicals industry, presented at the 16th Cefic-LRI Annual Workshop 2014