The purpose of this section of the website is to provide examples of the use of Chesar for the preparation of chemical safety assessments (CSAs).
This section contains an example of a chemical safety assessment prepared by ECHA. This example, originally prepared in 2012 and published on ECHA website, has been updated taking into account the lessons learned over the past years and the further development of good safety assessment practice under REACH.
The updated IUCLID 6 file and Chesar 3 file are available at:
A use map informs on the uses of chemicals in a harmonised and structured way. It describes the uses and has links to the information needed to carry out exposure assessments. Use maps are typically generated by downstream user sector organisations. For more information http://echa.europa.eu/csr-es-roadmap/use-maps
To facilitate the creation of use maps in Chesar XML format by Industry sector organisations, the following "use map" Chesar 3 substance file can be used as a starting point. For more information refer to the manual Chesar 3 for sector associations.
When the use maps have been created, the following dummy substance files can be imported by industry sector organisations to check the content of the use maps before publication (see section 4.2 of the manual Chesar 3 for sector associations).
CEFIC ESCom phrase catalogue can be uploaded in Chesar to support the generation of Exposure Scenario for communication in a standardised way. It is updated twice a year. You can download a Chesar 3 compatible version of the catalogue from Cefic website: