The Plastics Exposure Scenario Tool (PESTOOL) is a Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) specifically developed by the plastics industry for the plastics industry.
The tool provides a solution to the obligations laid out in article 31.7 of REACH:
Under the REACH Regulation any manufacturer/importer has an obligation to provide exposure scenarios and downstream users “shall include relevant exposure scenarios, and use other relevant information, from the safety data sheet supplied to him when compiling his own safety data sheet for identified uses“. Within ithe ndustry it is customary to attach the relevant exposure scenarios to the SDS as an annex in line with ECHA guidance. This has led to increased complexity down the value chain, sometimes reaching hundreds of pages of exposure scenarios per mixture.
Furthermore, each exposure scenario contains a set of Risk Management Measures (RMM) for the use of the product which can be a significant burden and overly stringent if all of the RMM are applied to of each component in the substance. This is especially true if these substances are incorporated in a polymer matrix which reduces exposure and thus risk significantly.
The PESTOOL solves these problems by performing a Chemical Safety Assessment.
The fees can be found here.
If you would like to register or receive more information,
please contact Polymer Comply Europe via PESTOOL@pceu.eu or Tel: +32 2 732 41 24.
To log in for the PESTOOL, please go to the website: www.pestool.eu.