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Development of a cost effective system for exchanging information and managing risks of chemicals for the construction industry, addressing new challenges related to European chemical legislation

Development of a cost effective system for exchanging information and managing risks of chemicals for the construction industry, addressing new challenges related to European chemical legislation

Objective

This proposal addresses the great challenge faced by the SMEs in the construction sector of complying with today’s obligations and regulatory requirements regarding exchange of information on hazardous chemicals between various actors in the sector. The European construction sector, being the largest industrial sector highly dominated by small enterprises, is a major downstream user of chemicals and chemical-containing articles, including hazardous and particularly high-risk substances. Chemical safety at the working place represents a significant management burden for the construction companies and SMEs in particular, lacking knowledge, resources and systems for proper required chemical management. The most significant problem identified by the sector itself, is the lack of proper high-quality chemical risk information on the building sites, and low quality of safety data sheets (SDS) in particular. SDS is the major tool for hazard communication down the chemical supply chain to the end users and urgently needed to carry out legally required chemical risk assessment and risk reduction measures. The proposed ChemXchange chemical information exchange system seeks to fulfil the acute needs of the European construction sector regarding legal compliance particularly relevant due to the newly introduced European chemical legislation REACH, including challenges connected with chemical risk assessment, chemical communication up- and down the supply chain as well as and chemical management. Through a common sector-driven electronical chemical information system, the project seeks to solve all practical and judicial problems related to regulatory compliance as well as offering the sector a complete adapted business solution for total quality chemical management which does not exist today. Particular development focus will be to ease the information flow between the various actors, reduce the management burden and to include various needed information and management tool
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Coordinator

ENTREPRENORFORENINGEN BYGG OG ANLEGG EBA SERVICEKONTOR

Address

Essendropsgate 3
0301 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 552 038

Administrative Contact

Jon Sandnes (Mr.)

Participants (14)

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FEDERATION DE L'INDUSTRIE EUROPEENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 332 895

Union Internationale des Entrepreneurs de Peinture

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 149 034

GENIE CLIMATIQUE INTERNATIONAL UNION INTERNATIONALE DE LA COUVERTURE ET DE LA PLOMBERIE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 147 684

CoBuilder AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 523 384

OSAUHING WOLMREKS EHITUS (WOLMREKS CONSTRUCTION LTD)

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 115 646

LU.GE.A PROGETTI COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 123 071

MDA Consulting Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 77 340

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 84 152

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 25 520

LABOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 100

BG BALTIJA UAB

Lithuania

INTERCONSULT BULGARIA OOD

Bulgaria

SKANSKA NORGE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 56 562

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218355

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 973 160,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 226 426

Coordinated by:

ENTREPRENORFORENINGEN BYGG OG ANLEGG EBA SERVICEKONTOR

Norway