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1 Workshop on the harmonisation of information for Poison Centers, CLP Art November 2010 Niek Wetser

2 Agenda Why Poison Information Centers? Views of the Paint Industry. Proposal.

3 Why Poison Information Centers? Gives advice to medical response personnel for accidental exposure to chemicals Single source data base available 24/7

4 Views of the Paint Industry We support the PIC concept Concerns: –Administrative burden. Notification per member state. Different set of rules per member state. –In some states you can submit PDF files, while in other states you need to fill in a web application per product. This differs from 1 to 15 minutes per product. Maintaining data in all different systems. –Formulations can change yearly. –Legislation generally changes every year

5 Views of the Paint Industry –Restricted disclosure of intellectual property Safe storage of data has to be guaranteed, as described in article 45.2a and b of CLP. –We do not have the complete breakdown of all raw materials at hand –We want to keep the Frame formulation concept for a group of products Color mixing systems at point of sale can create up to colors (formulations).

6 Proposal Data only from existing reports –Delivery of SDS sheets Section 3 for hazardous substances. REACh discloses more data. –More data can be provided directly In case of non-emergency, more detailed data may be needed by the physician. This is to be provided directly from the company.

7 Proposal One European data base at ECHA –Upload and store all documents in one EU data base. –Data requested by PIC via secure data line.

8 Proposal CEPE would like to stay an active participant in the discussion. –We know in detail what our industry can do, without raising the administrative burden.

9 Questions?


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