The most recent update of the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for authorization includes an addition of six entries with eight unique CAS numbers. Do your products contain these substances?
by Katie McGee (Manager, Solution Data, SiteHawk)
(This post was originally published here by SiteHawk, an EHSQ Alliance Affiliate. Republished with permission.)
As is the usual cadence (January and June), the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorization has been updated.
The most recent update has resulted in the addition of six total entries (with eight unique CAS numbers). This begs the question: “How well do you know your products?”
Hopefully, you know them well enough to quickly and easily identify if any of them contain these substances (but if not, that’s okay!). Knowing your products is important because organizations have legal obligations that result from substances included on this list. Obligations range from additional communication throughout the supply chain to notifying the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
ECHA has a great summary of obligations that result from a substance being added to the Candidate List.
About the author: As the Manager of Solution Data at SiteHawk, Katie focuses on the stewardship of chemical/regulatory data and serves as a regulatory subject matter expert. With over 13 years at SiteHawk, Katie has been a leader and crucial contributor to regulatory compliance, SDS authoring and chemical data related initiatives within the organization. Katie received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and is also a Safety Data Sheet Registered Professional (SDSRP).
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