*3. Exposure scenario module

Applies to: iChemistry

Where to find: Menu > Tools > Exposure Scenario

(Add on function)

If you are not sure how to handle a exposure scenario please check these article first:

1. What is an exposure scenario?

2. Preparations and decisions


Exposure scenario module

Go to Menu > Tools > Exposure Scenario

On the first page all products will be listed that has an exposure scenario.

Manage exposure scenarios in iChemistry

In iChemistry you can manage and make decisions and document on various "levels" for the exposure scenarios. 

Decision for each product that apply as:

    1. General decision (applies to all or a vast majority of the organization) 

    2. Department specific decisions

Decision for each product via Risk assessment module

    3. A decision can only be made via a risk assessment > Activity based decision (see manual for Risk assessment)

General decisions on exposure scenarios

Decisions that are made on top departments are displayed under "General decisions on exposure scenarios". In the column you "Department" you can see at what department the decision has been made on.

Departmental-specific exposure scenarios

Shows decisions made at current or subordinate departments. By looking at the departmental column you can see which departmental level in the organisational tree structure made the decision.

If the exposure scenario does or does comply with relevant current legislature.
Under investigation
Suggestions for decisions are available. Have not been signed because no decision has yet been taken.
 Does not follow the exposure scenario, or a decision is missing 

  • Greyed out exposure scenarios are decisions made on other departments. Sometimes the decision can be used again, click on the trade name to make i local.

  • Typ of assessment - If a decision already made via a risk assessment you can also see that in the list "Risk assessment". If the decision is made via the exposure scenario module (Product level) you can see it as "Product".

Un-managed exposure scenarios

Un-managed exposure scenarios show products that have been inventoried at current or subordinate departments, which lack a decision concerning their exposure scenario. The product can be inventoried by several departments and can consequently not be shown in the departmental column.

Does not follow the exposure scenario, or a decision is missing
Decision is made in another department, in a risk assessment. Click on the product and scroll furthers down to see what risk assessment the decision is made in.


On each column you can click on the product number or product name to access the decision page, under the SDS icon you can see a preview of the SDS and under the exposure scenario icon you can preview the exposure scenario document. In the Archive you you can see the history.


2. Preparations and decisions

Click on the product name to access the decision page. On the decision page you take the decision if you are to follow the user cases described in the exposure scenario for the product.  Also displayed here is the information about the product, as well as which departments it is inventoried at. Based on the rights you have as a user, you can see what decision has been made, save the decision as a proposal and/or approve the decision by signing it. Use the Save and Sign buttons at the top left. 

  • On the button Exposure scenario you can open the exposure document or the SDS where the exposure scenario is included in.

  • In the Comment field you can add information about the decision made.

  • Received info date is the date when you received the exposure scenario. It will be pre-filled with the date when the system has received the exposure scenario from the supplier. The date is used to list the exposure scenarios that have not been managed after one year on the "Overview" under "Exposure Scenario and Action required".

  • The exposure scenario for the product has been handled:

Under investigation

An investigation is ongoing in ordet to make a decistion



Follows the use cases for the exposure scenario



Do not follow the use cases for the exposure scenario


Not applicable

The exposure scenario is not applicable according to current legislation

1. If your use is included in the exposure scenario, you do not need to do anything more. In iChemistry you can clarify your documentation and justify the assumptions made in an easy-to-understand way, and authorities can better see what criteria you have used in your decisions.


2. The use and / or conditions of use, vary slightly from what the exposure scenario says, but the majority are covered by the exposure scenario. There are some differences in certain parameters that affect the exposure, for example how long the exposure lasts, how much is consumed / used or the concentration of the substance.

3. Use and / or conditions of use are NOT covered by the exposure scenario.


a. Ask your supplier to add your use (s) to the chemical safety report and compile an exposure scenario. You must provide sufficient information to your supplier to enable him to make such an assessment. Your industry association may have produced material that makes it easier for you to provide information concerning your particular sector.

b. Introduce the conditions of use described in the exposure scenario given to you. It may require you to change your processes and / or products.

c. Remove or replace the substance or activity with a safer alternative.

d. Find another supplier who can provide the substance with safety data sheets and exposure scenarios that include your use. Make your own chemical safety assessment and compile your own downstream user's chemical safety report (DU CSR) that matches your use and conditions of use, unless exceptions apply.

Attach document

Documents can be attached, for the purpose of saving the documentation from an investigation if you are following user cases in the exposure scenario. You can use the documentation in the risk assessment.

Risk assessment

In risk assessment you can see the signed risk assessment with exposure scenario.

History and Remove

Through clicking on the product name on the respective line you can access and view previous decisions. Under the History function there, there will be a log for decisions taken in respect of the product.Here you can also delete previous decisions by clicking on the button for Remove.



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