Safety, Health & Environment Committee


The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Committee was formed in order to monitor developments in EU legislation concerning chemical products, e.g. the storage of chemicals, workplace safety, occupational health, hazard control and environmental protection.

The SHE Committee is an expert committee that monitors developments in the areas of health, environment and safety issues, evaluates critical developments in the legislation process and works closely together with all relevant stakeholders. The Committee currently focuses on the Commission Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals (REACH). Fecc's contribution to the REACH debate has involved the preparation of several Fecc position papers, and concrete amendments to the text of the REACH proposal. Currently, the Committee is also focusing on the implementation of REACH through the participation in the REACH Implementation Project (RIPs).

Other issues of priority include the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), the implementation of the SEVESO Directive, the European Strategy for Environment and Health (SCALE), the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and several initiatives on the safety of chemicals.

This website and the dedicated members' section contain a wide range of information which will help our Members to implement and comply with the REACH Regulation. They can find, for instance, fact sheets, guidelines, standard methodologies, and Q&A. For specific information, members are invited to contact the Fecc secretariat.



2016/10 - FECC supporting REACH 2018 registration

2015/12 - DUCC Sector-specific approaches towards developing and communicating information for the safe use of mixtures

2014/11/04 - Guidance on ES short titles published

2013/09 - Aerospace supply chain communication for AfA

2013/03/12 - Roadmap on SVHC - Final Industry Position

2012/11/15 - DUCC - Best practices regarding the format and content of an exposure scenario

2012/11/15 - DUCC recommendation on ES information for safe use of mixture

2012/06 - DUCC report on performing a DU CSA

2012/03/01 - Joint industry statement on REACH and CLP enforcement

2012/02/27 - Cefic guidance on process in companies after receiving an (extended) SDS

2012/02/22 - Uses communication for the 2013 registration deadline:

Cefic-Fecc-DUCC Letter and fact sheet on use communication:

2011/11/22 - Cefic-DUCC Position DU reporting Article 38.4

2011/10/17 - DUCC Standard letter about ESCom XLM to be sent to IT providers by companies

2011/08/13 - Cefic, Concawe, Fecc and DUCC “Messages to communicate in the supply chain on extended SDS for substances II”

2011/01 - Cefic paper: Messages to communicate in the supply chain

2011/04/20 - DCG agreed proposals Uses not covered by Registration

2006/12 - REACH in Brief

Useful Links:



Fecc position: Use of blank diamonds


2013/04/16 - A.I.S.E., EBPF and Fecc comments on the draft BPR Implementing Regulation as regards Fees and Charges Payable to ECHA


2013/01/28 - Industry messages on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

2010 - Hydrofluoric Acid Distributors Issues Guidelines

For more information on this committee, please contact Simina Dreve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +32 2 679 02 68