Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)

The Health, Safety & 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 issues, evaluates critical developments in the legislation process and works together with European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), European Commission and with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the safe distribution and use of chemicals for protecting the human health and the environment. The Committee currently focuses on the Commission Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008).

Experts part of the Fecc SHE Committee add their contribution to the sustainable management in the chemicals distribution sector by serving a wide range of EU policies and global initiatives.

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

This expert group shares and discusses information on the latest European and other issues of priority, including 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.


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IUCLID is the essential tool for any organisation or individual that needs to record, store, submit, and exchange data on chemical substances in the format of the OECD Harmonised Templates.

ECHA has develop a simpler IUCLID video to support smaller companies. The presentation on the ECHA Cloud Services and IUCLID Cloud are used by SMEs to prepare their registration dossiers for the REACH 2018 registration deadline.  

On 16 May ECHA introduced IUCLID 6 version 8, which was released on 29 April 2024. The event gives you a comprehensive understanding of the format changes and new features introduced in this version. The webinar covers: Updates on the preparation of data sets for notification under the CLP Regulation Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) under the Biocidal Products Regulation Notifications and applications under the Drinking Water Directive More details about the release will be available on the IUCLID and ECHA websites. 

IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) is a software application to record, store, maintain and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. It is a key software application for both regulatory bodies and the chemical industry where it is used in the implementation of various regulatory programmes. Examples include the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme (CoCAP) and the EU legislation Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

IUCLID implements the OECD Harmonised Templates and, since its version 6, is built as a platform meant to provide regulatory authorities and industry with a set of tools to manage information on chemicals, using a common format, facilitating the reuse and exchange of the data. IUCLID plays a central role in the IT environments of all organisations that manage scientific data on chemicals in a regulatory context, for example under the OECD HPV, EU Biocides, and EU REACH:

  • Industry stakeholders
  • EU Member States
  • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Next releases:

  • Configuration and bug fixes release: June-July 2024
  • Service release, including improvements and fixes: 28 October 2024
  • Configuration and bug fixes release: January-February 2025
  • Major release including format changes: 28 April 2025

UCLID will be the IT tool for the Drinking Water Directives (DWD). It is also discussed to use this tool for the microplastics inventory.