This short survey aims to gather feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness. The feedback received from this survey will help us making sure the new version is an improvement from the past and that it meets current needs of users.
Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties (fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency). Some of the properties are associated with environmental and human health concerns. To support a global transition towards safer alternatives, this Portal facilitates the exchange of information.
OECD major events and activities relating to biotechnologies: latest developments are updated biannually in this Newsletter.
Version 4.0 of the QSAR Toolbox has just been released including automated and standardised workflows for skin sensitisation and short-term toxicity to fish, improved customisable reports, modernised and renewed IT system, expansion of databases and the introduction of the reliability score for alerts and databases and enhanced ADME information and improved presentation.
The new OECD report on "Economic Features of Chemical Leasing" is a review of the literature on the economic features of the Chemical Leasing, focusing on the drivers and barriers and comparing its functioning to traditional contracts.
GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to Validation of Software Programmes which Support OECD Test Guidelines
Guidance on principles for reporting defined approaches within IATA and an associated template have been published. A second guidance document illustrates how the reporting templates can be used to document a number of defined approaches (and information sources used within) in the area of skin sensitisation. This is exemplified via 12 case studies for skin sensitisation.
New OECD report highlights facility ageing as a multi-aspect phenomenon. One of the best known aspects of ageing is physical ageing of equipment, but this is just one facet of ageing facilities and only one associated risk factor. Everything related to a site and its processes can age, including equipment, people, procedures and technology. The report also lists potential risk drivers drawn from analysis of ageing-related accidents.
Results of a joint pilot project of the OECD and the UN Sub-Committee of Exports on the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) including a report of the results of the pilot and non-biding proposed classifications for three substances.
Participants from 15 countries attended the Workshop on Developmental Neurotoxicity: The use of non-animal test methods for regulatory purposes” on 18 October 2016, in Belgium. The event, co-organised by the OECD and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), focused on opportunities and challenges related to alternative methods for testing and assessing the DNT potential of chemicals.