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Internationally-assessed for the environment only - hazard and exposure

Guide to completing the ‘Hazard and exposure’ section of the pre-introduction report for ‘internationally-assessed for the environment but not human health’ in AICIS Business Services.

Our hazard characteristic definitions are broader than the definitions or classification criteria under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Does your chemical have any known human health and/or environment hazard classification?

Select your answer

  • no
  • yes
  • I don’t know.

If you answer 'yes', select the hazard classification for your chemical in the dropdown box. You can choose more than one. For example, GHS, HCIS.

The types of hazards could include:

  • Causes skin irritation (H315)
  • Causes serious eye damage (H318)

Does your chemical have a human health hazard characteristic?

These are any human health hazard characteristics that you have already identified at step 4.4 of the Categorisation Guide. The human health hazard characteristic could be separate from the human health hazard classification.

Answer no, if there are no human health hazard characteristics for your chemical.

If you answer yes, you must select from the picklist (can be more than one):

Human health hazard band A 

  • Acute toxicity (harmful)
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Specific target organ toxicity after a single exposure (harmful or transient effects)
  • Aspiration hazard
  • High molecular weight polymer that has lung overloading potential

Human health hazard band B

  • Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure
  • Acute toxicity (fatal or toxic)
  • Skin sensitisation
  • Skin corrosion
  • Eye damage
  • Specific target organ toxicity after a single exposure (significant toxicity)
  • Corrosive to the respiratory tract
  • Respiratory sensitisation
  • High molecular weight polymer that is water absorbing

Human health hazard band C

  • Genetic toxicity
  • Adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action
  • Reproductive toxicity
  • Developmental toxicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Is an inorganic arsenic compound; or contains beryllium, cadmium, chromium (VI), lead or nickel

What is the human health exposure band for the introduction?

This is the human health exposure band that you already worked out at step 4.3 of the Categorisation Guide.

Select your answer: human health exposure band 1, 2, 3 or 4.

What criteria did you use to determine the human health exposure band?

Select your answer: item number 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 for your introduction. See below for the description of each item number as set out in  Schedule 1, Part 1, Clause 1(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019.

What criteria did you use to determine the human health exposure band?

Select item number ‘1' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 1 because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The introduction of your chemical is not for any consumer end use.
  • The concentration of your chemical at introduction and at all end uses is less than 0.1%.

Select item number ‘1A' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 1 because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The introduction of your chemical is not for any consumer end use.
  • The human health categorisation volume for your chemical does not exceed 25 kg.
  • During introduction and use of your chemical, either or both of the following control measures to eliminate or minimise exposure of persons to the industrial chemical are implemented:
    • The industrial chemical is isolated from any person who could be exposed to it
    • Engineering controls (including a mechanical device or process).
  • If, after implementing the control measures above, exposure of persons to your chemical could still occur, that potential exposure is minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable, by the implementation of additional suitable control measures, including the provision and use of suitable personal protective equipment.
  • The industrial chemical is subject to your (the introducer’s) control.
     

Select item number ‘2' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 2 because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The human health categorisation volume for your chemical does not exceed 25kg.
  • Item number 1 does not apply to your introduction.

Select item number ‘3' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 2, because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The introduction of your chemical is either for a consumer end use only or for multiple end uses, including a consumer end use.
  • The concentration of your chemical at introduction and at all end uses is less than 0.1%.

Select item number ‘4' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 3, because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The human health categorisation volume for your chemical does not exceed 100kg.
  • Item numbers 1, 2 and 3 do not apply to your introduction.

Select item number ‘5' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 3, because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The concentration of your chemical at introduction and at all end uses is 1% or less.
  • Item numbers 1, 2 and 3 do not apply to your introduction.

Select item number ‘6' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 4, because all of the following apply:

  • The introduction of your chemical does not involve a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are not introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers.
  • The human health categorisation volume for your chemical is greater than 100kg.
  • Item numbers 1, 3 and 5 do not apply to your introduction.

Select item number ‘7' for this question if the human health exposure band for your introduction is 4, because the following applies:

  • The introduction of your chemical involves a ‘designated kind of human exposure’ – this means you are introducing a chemical with an end use in tattoo inks or personal vaporisers
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