Poison Center Notification solution for SAP EH&S: PCN-Submission

1- Context

Under the implementation of Article 45 of the CLP Regulation, entities placing certain hazardous mixtures on the market have to provide information to national appointed bodies. This information is then used by the poison centers to provide the advice. Notification of mixtures that have a health or physical effect classification is mandatory in E.U. Member States were product is placed on the market. How the notification process works is determined by national laws.

Annex II of the E.U. regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & restriction of Chemicals (REACH) sets out the requirements for safety data sheets (SDS) in Europe. It states that if a poison center is given the status of being an ‘Official Advisory Body’ (OAB) then its telephone number must be included in section 1.4 of the SDS. Notification of the mixture is often required to gain access to this number. Article 45 of CLP only cites mixtures that have a health or physical effect classification.

2- Business need

Companies want to automate and simplify the notification of dangerous product data to Poison Centers (PCN: Poison Center Notification). As more than 80% of the required data are already in SAP EH&S, use automatic transfers between your SAP EH&S and ECHA. It also minimizes the risk of incoherence, being sure exactly the same data is submitted to Poison Centers, than on SDS and Labels.

3- The eSpheres approach

eSpheres is specialized in solutions to export data out of SAP EHS 1.

We implement, support and maintain automated solutions to simplify your poison center notifications, decreasing your workload, minimizing the risk of error or incoherence.

We help you:

  • to choose the solution that fits your needs,
  • to elaborate a strong Business Case,
  • and to implement the chosen solution taking into account the long term maintenance and support requirements.

We implement for you:

eSpheres has developped Best Practices to manage Poison Center Notifications using SAP EH&S data.

Our Best Practices helps you, with or without an automated solution.

4- Benefits of automated solutions

  • No double coding, smaller workload
  • Guarantee of coherence
  • Reliability & security

  1. And also to import if existing data has to be used.