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Ongoing REACH Processes Initiated by the REACH Assessment Unit OSH

We are currently active in these REACH processes.

Our assignment includes contribution in all REACH processes. On this page, you will find a compilation of the topics we are currently working on.

Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) publishes ongoing activities relating to substances in the PACT ("Public Activities Coordination Tool"). For these substances, the authorities of the European Member States check whether a regulatory measure needs to be taken. The "PACT" is intended to inform all REACH participants about planned REACH activities at an early stage. It shall enable them to submit additional information and prepare for public consultations.
Currently, the following substances are published in the PACT on the ECHA website on the initiative of the REACH Assessment Unit OSH:

  • o-(p-isocyanatobenzyl)phenyl isocyanate (2,4'-MDI)
  • 2-methyl-m-phenylene diisocyanate (2,6-TDI )
  • meta-Trimethylxylylene diisocyanate (m-TMXDI)
  • Tosyl diisocyanate (TODI)
  • 1,5-naphthalene diisocyanate (NDI)
  • 2,2'-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (2,2'-MDI)
  • 4,4'-methylenedicyclohexyl diisocyanate (Hydrogenated MDI, H12MDI)
  • 4-methyl-m-phenylene diisocyanate (2,4-TDI )
  • 4,4'-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (4,4'-MDI)
  • Isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI)
  • Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Beryllium
  • Nickel sulphide

Restriction of diisocyanates

For diisocyanates, a restriction proposal has been submitted to the ECHA.

Risk management option analyses (RMOA) for acrylonitrile, beryllium and nickel sulphide

An analysis of risk management options (RMOA) has been carried out for acrylonitrile, beryllium and nickel sulphide.
For acrylonitrile, it has been concluded that the introduction of an EU-wide occupational limit value would help to achieve comparable protection for workers.
For beryllium, a two-step approach is suggested to reduce the risks caused by its use. Initially, an occupational limit value should be introduced. The next step suggests a specific monitoring campaign.
For nickel sulphide the analysis comes to the conclusion that no action is needed at this time under REACH. Anyhow, it is acknowledged that a European wide limit value (BOELV) may contribute to the reduction of exposure und risks at the workplace.

Substance evaluations of benzyl alcohol and 1,3-dioxolane

In 2016, the REACH Assessment Unit OSH was involved in the substance evaluation for benzyl alcohol and 1,3-dioxolane. The follow-up processes are still ongoing.

SVHC identification of chromium trioxide

As a result of the identification of chromium trioxide as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and discussions with the associations of the Oberflächentechnik ZVO (Central Association of Surface Treatment Professionals) and VECCO (association to protect the application and use of chromium trioxide and other chemicals in surface treatment), a joint statement was compiled.

For further information please refer to our German Website.

Further Information

REACH

Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

Find out more : The REACH Regulation …