The toolbox is built as a self-explainatory guide based
on a simple decision tree of product applications to lead the interested
user readily to the proper information on safe use, environmental protection
as well as legislative requirements.The applications are color-coded with
following ECSA recommendation:
application: uses are REACH assessed and/or permitted and recommended
under certain conditions as described.
application: uses are not REACH assessed and/or prohibited.
The recommendations take into account REACH (1907/2006/EC
on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
as well as other European legislation or voluntary industry commitments.
The content of the Toolbox is based on the REACH Chemical Safety Assessment
(CSA) of the substances. However, the Toolbox does include recommendations
based on experience of ECSA members that go beyond the given legal framework
of the CSA under REACH.
Specific national legislation on marketing or use restrictions beyond European
legislation has not been considered and recommendations in this toolbox
are not intended as a substitute for relevant national or international
regulations which the user shall always consult and respect.