Health, Safety and
the Environment

Health Safey & Environment (HSE) Committee

The role of the ATIEL Health Safey & Environment (HSE) Committee is to develop industry best practice around lubricant HSE and regulatory compliance and improve the communication of HSE information up and down the supply chain.

The HSE Committee monitors developments in regulatory frameworks and works in conjunction with other industry associations including ATC, the Additive Technical Committee, on issues of common interest.

A sub-group of the HSE Committee manages activities related to the European REACH regulation, including the production of Generic Exposure Scenarios (GES) which has helped to reduce the workload required to comply with the regulation for all industry players – for more information please see the REACH section of the website.

ATIEL is a member of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group ( DUCC), The Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC) is a platform of 11 European associations which represent “downstream” industries ranging from cosmetics and detergents to aerosols, paints, inks, toners, pressroom chemicals, adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, fragrances, lubricants and chemical distributors industries.

The DUCC group’s main objective is to contribute, with a common voice, to the successful implementation of the requirements of the REACH and CLP Regulations.

The HSE Committee has also worked with the Technical Additives Committee (ATC) on developing guidance to improve the quality and efficiency of HSE information shared across lubricant supply chains.

This includes best practice recommendations for the preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for components or additives supplied to lubricant formulators, and a standardised Component Information Form (CIF) that makes it easier for suppliers to provide additional information that doesn’t typically appear in a component SDS but which is important for formulators and end users.