BDI Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
Cefic European Chemical Industry Council
CHESAR Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool
COSHH UK Regulation Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
CS Contributing Scenario
CSA Chemical Safety Assessment
CSR Chemical Safety Report
DNEL Derived No Effect Level
DU Downstream User
DUCC Downstream Chemical Coordination Committee
ECETOC The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
ECHA European Chemicals Agency
EGRET ESIG Generic Exposure Scenario (GES) Risk and Exposure Tool
EMKG Einfachen Ma├čnahmenkonzeptes Gefahrstoffe
ES Exposure Scenario
ESCom Package The ESCom standard for the exchange of Exposure Scenario (ES) data between IT systems has been developed by Cefic in conjunction with IT providers and ECHA to enable consistent and harmonised communication of ES information throughout the supply chain. This is a key process for the successful implementation of REACH. It is aimed at providing standard phrases on the safe use of chemicals in the extended safety data sheet.
ESVOC European Solvents Volatile Organic Compounds Committee (the platform of solvent manufacturers and user groups in Europe)
GES Generic Exposure Scenario
IR Information Requirements
OC Operational Conditions
PC Product Category
PNEC Predicted No Effect Concentration
RCR Risk Characterization Ratio
RE Removal Efficiency
REACH Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
RMM Risk Management Measures
SCED Specific Consumer Exposure Determinant
SDS Safety Data Sheet
SPERC Specific Environmental Release Category


GES phrases have been created in accordance with current law and industry practice and help to standardize the terms used. The ESIG/ESVOC GES phrases have also been included in the ES phrase catalogue contained within the industry ESCom package.*
TGD Technical Guidance Document
TRA Targeted Risk Assessment
UD Use Descriptor


*Cefic and Downstream Users Chemical Coordination (DUCC) group developed the ESCom package with ECHA and SDS IT system providers. It provides standard phrases on the safe use of chemicals for use in the ES Annex included within extended Safety Data Sheets.The standard GES phrases are also available in the GES Worker and Consumer templates.