Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:18:57 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Advanced Reach Tool

I noticed the Advanced Reach Tool web site below and thought it might be 
of interest to DCHAS members. It's a risk assessment tool for generating 
GHS style information about potential exposures under specific 
scenarios. I've only looked at it briefly, but it appears to be designed 
to be scalable to lab situations.

I'd be really interested in comments that people have about it after 
taking a look. The tool itself can be seen at

- Ralph

Advanced Reach Tool - ART training combined with Chesar
ReachCentrum and TNO are offering of series of training courses on the 
Advanced Reach Tool (ART). The ART provides a cost-effective higher tier 
worker exposure assessment approach for all scenarios where safe use 
could not be demonstrated in the first tier. The scientific work has 
been extensively reviewed by more than 10 independent experts from 
across Europe.
The tool is freely available (  ART enables 
users to assess occupational exposure to dust, vapours and mists. The 
use of ART as a higher tier exposure assessment tool is described in 
ECHA=92s updated REACH guidance, but ART can of course also be used in 
other contexts (e.g. chemical agent directive).
In this training course you will experience how ART provides a 
structured methodology for higher tier worker exposure assessments. This 
is a hands-on, interactive program where you can ask questions 
throughout, and where you will work on exercises for various substance 
and exposure scenarios and use the results in a chemical safety report.
The ART training course is followed the next day by a Chesar course.
The course will be held on:  
Date Brussels: October 25 & 26, 2010 (on Monday the ART course will be 
given; on Tuesday the Chesar course)
Location: ReachCentrum, Brussels
Date Amsterdam: November 15 & 16, 2010 (on Monday the ART course will be 
given; on Tuesday the Chesar course)
Location: TNO, Amsterdam Hoofddorp (near Schiphol)
Target group
The training addresses professionals interested in compiling the CSR, 
service providers, REACH managers, experts in (regulatory) worker 
exposure assessment working for industry, (inter-)national governmental 
organizations, and research organizations.
Benefits of attending the training
After participating in the course you will be able to:
-     Understand the underlying inhalation exposure algorithm;
-     Interpret the results of your assessment in an appropriate manner;
-     Use ART in your daily practice without assistance;
-     Place the results in the context of current chemical laws and 
For more information and for registration details, please go to:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

With very best regards,
also on behalf of my colleagues

Bianca Scholte
Customer Services Manager

T +31 (0)30 694 42 86
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Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 


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