Helsinki, 15 November 2017
An update of ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool, Chesar, has been published. Chesar 3.3 improves the support for sectors developing use maps and for those using them.
In addition, the update:
- is compatible with IUCLID 6.2 and the IUCLID Cloud Service;
- improves user-friendliness of the application, e.g. by providing exposure estimates for solid substances in liquid products using the embedded ECETOC TRA worker tool;
- improves the content of the reports generated, e.g. the chemical safety report and exposure scenarios for communication;
- enables use maps developers to automatically generate their use maps in the agreed format, and hence support their updates.
If you are already a Chesar user, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Chesar 3.3. Also new users are invited to use this latest version. The update is fully compatible and works best with the latest version of IUCLID 6 (v6.2) also published on 15 November 2017.
What is Chesar?
Chesar is an application developed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to help companies to carry out their chemical safety assessments (CSAs) and to prepare their chemical safety reports (CSRs) and exposure scenarios (ESs) for communication in the supply chain.
Chesar enables registrants to carry out their safety assessments in a structured, harmonised, transparent and efficient way. This includes the importing of substance-related data directly from IUCLID, describing the uses of the substance, carrying out exposure assessment including identifying conditions of safe use, related exposure estimates and demonstrating control of risks. Based on this, Chesar automatically generates the CSR and exposure scenarios for communication as a text document, and export information on use and exposure to IUCLID. Chesar also facilitates the re-use (or update) of assessment elements generated in a single Chesar instance or imported from external sources.