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Exposure scenario is also a part of risk assessment
Please note that this is an add on feature
About exposure scenarios
An exposure scenario describes how chemicals may be used and manufactured, so that the risks are controlled throughout the entire life cycle. Exposure scenarios are regulated by REACH, just like safety data sheets, which means that this article is primarily aimed at customers operating within Europe.
An exposure scenario is created by the manufacturer/importer of a substance, and is required when manufactured/registrable substances are registered in volumes over ten tonnes per year. The substance must also be classified as hazardous or considered a PBT or vPvB substance (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances or very persistent and very bioaccumulative substances). Therfore, not all products that are placed on the market, have an exposure scenario.
An exposure scenario can be a separate document or an addendum to regular safety data sheets, a so-called extended safety data sheet. For mixtures, an exposure scenario is required for those classified as hazardous and containing substances registered in volumes above 10 tonnes per year.
What do I do if the product I use is covered by an exposure scenario?
First, check section 1.2 of the product SDS to answer the question: Is our use included there?
If yes, compare the conditions for safe use between your use and what is described in the exposure scenario. Ask the supplier if it is uncertain/unclear.