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ECHA updates two key guidance documents - Guidance for downstream users and Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets

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On 5 December 2013 ECHA revised two imporant guidance documents, which will improve their clarity and consistency.

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On 5 December 2013 ECHA revised two imporant guidance documents, which will improve their clarity and consistency.

First, the Guidance for downstream users has been updated to reflect and implement the experience and best practices developed and established since the original version of the guidance in 2008. Specifically, the update focuses on the need to provide more and up-to-date guidance on (i) the application of scaling when checking whether a downstream user's use of a substance is covered by the supplier's exposure scenario and (ii) the communication of information on the safe use of mixtures. Finally, the document has been fully reviewed to eliminate outdated information, and present, in a more user-friendly and linear way, the different downstream users' obligations.

Second, the Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets (SDSs) has been amended by updating and including into Appendix information on extending the SDS which was already contained in Part G of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment. The latter note was published before the current Guidance on the compilation of SDSs was drafted.

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