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Declaration REACH Requirements (Jargon Buster) G#1065 N#1083

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Declaration REACH Requirements Jargon Buster

Declaration REACH Requirements Jargon Buster
See Also: 

GBE Jargon Buster

Registration, Evaluation And Authorisation Of Chemicals

(SEDA Chemical Reduction in Building ’08)

REACH requires manufacturers to register and assess all of the chemical raw materials they purchase or use in their processes and products.
CHIP Controls labelling and transport of chemicals
COSHH requires control of substances hazardous to health
CDM requires awareness by the designer of Hampshire hazardous to health and is reliant upon reading the product’s H&S data sheets, some manufacturers failed to identify all ingredients in these.
RoHS controls use of hazardous substances in IT equipment.
Finally we have something with real teeth.
(GBE BRM ‘09-’10)

Sadly they have teeth but they are not biting

(GBE BRM ’16)

As an un-planned side effect, the very high cost of registration is likely to result in the disappearance of many thousands of relatively benign chemicals from the market between now and 2018.
The consequence for industry of the introduction of REACH will be that a whole range of chemicals that have provided years of service, will simply disappear.
This will mean that substitutes will have to be developed if products are to remain on the market.
It is quite possible too, that we will see either a rise in the cost of some products, a decrease in quality or both.
Specifiers should interrogate manufacturers to ensure that listed chemicals are not present in their products.
They might also ask to be made aware of products that have been subject to REACH regulations and be informed of the nature of any substitutes including data that demonstrates (or otherwise) a continuation of performance quality.
For many in industry, REACH will appear as a draconian and potentially ruinous intervention, but to others, concerned with public health and the environment,
it is a long-awaited development that will help boost initiatives and legislation that promote a healthier and more sustainable future.
See: SIN List see
(GBE Dr. Peter Ruifrok ’10)

An EU directive concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals.
REACH regulations came into force in the UK on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of EU Directives and Regulations with a single system.
REACH has several aims, including ‘To provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.’
(GBE JB ’10 & BRM ’10)

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
15th August 2013 – 25th December 2016

Declaration REACH Requirements Jargon Buster


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
25th December 2016

Declaration REACH Requirements Jargon Buster
See Also: 

GBE Jargon Buster

  • A90 A RR
  • CA
  • CDM
  • CHIP
  • GBE
  • GBS
  • HSE
  • LCA
  • NBS
  • NGS
  • RoHS
  • SVHC
  • Contract Administrator (CA)
  • Cost Cutting
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Declaration of Excluded materials
  • Declaration of REACH Requirements
  • Health of occupants
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • material compatibility
  • material competence
  • National Building Specifications (NBS)
  • National Green Specification (NGS)
  • Preliminaries A90 Performance Specification
  • ‘REACH-complient’ statements
  • reliance
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Substitute It Now List (SIN)
  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
  • Substitution
  • SVHCs
  • Value Engineering

GBE Pages

GBS Green Building Specification

Robust Specification Appendix

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
15th August 2013 – 25th December 2016

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