SAP customers using SAP S/4HANA for product compliance are now able to manage poison centre notifications (PCN) as a compliance requirement with the new PCN feature. In a recent blog post, SAP gave a preview of this new feature. This means that all SAP customers, whether on S/4HANA for product compliance or using SAP ECC, can manage UFIs for PCN notifications to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).
Poison Center Notification
On November 8 and 9, 2021, SAP held a two-day conference the SAP Environmental, Health and Safety and Product Compliance Info Days. This conference, held annually, is targeted to customers using SAP sustainability solutions. As an SAP Partner, naturally we attended the virtual webinar to get to know the latest solution updates and planned developments in the area of SAP Product Compliance.
ECHA announced a significant milestone for Poison Centre Notifications (PCN) and the use of the PCN format by the industry: At the end of June 2021, just six months after the compliance date, the one-millionth poison centre notification was successfully submitted to the ECHA Submission Portal.
The Chem-Academy workshops are one of the more popular events on the safe use of chemicals and regulations. Aimed at product safety managers, we were happy to have had the opportunity to meet with many familiar people and faces. We have always been a part of the CLP Article 45 Regulation workshop since it first started in 2018.
We look forward to the following events, where we hopefully get to meet in person again. For now, here are some highlights of this one.
From January 2021, importers and downstream users must submit notifications in the PCN format to the ECHA Submission Portal. The newest release of opesus EPN for poison center notifications is fully packed with new features! The latest release of opesus EPN supports the latest requirements of PCN format 3.0 and the PCN validation rules.
With less than a month to go to the first Poison Center Notification deadline, opesus EPN for PCN format version 4.0.00 brings with it several great new features and improvements. This include small improvements that bring great convenience, such as being able to view, with one click, the submitted dossier directly in the ECHA Submission Portal. Read on to see the other new features available.
There are 50 days left to the first poison centre compliance date. ECHA announced in their latest newsletter that, in addition to national measures, the Enforcement Forum will focus on this obligation in a pilot project, starting mid-2022.
The latest release of opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN), version 3.2.20, is now available! This minor release brings with it several improvements.
Right on schedule, the team at opesus released a new major version (3.2.10) of opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN). EPN is now used by more than 60 customers to report product data to ECHA, making it the market-leading software for companies using SAP.
Tested, checked, and released! The latest release of the opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN) software supports update scenarios and integrates system-to-system (S2S) communication. This means that you can submit dossiers for the poison centres directly out of your SAP system.
Since 2013 opesus has been attending the Federal Institute of Risk (BfR) annual user conferences. This year Markus Pogrzeba and Mark Pfister attended the 10th BfR user conference in Berlin. Being the 10th event, it had one of the largest turnouts with about 350 attendees. The focus was the implementation of the harmonized notification obligations according to Annex VIII of the CLP regulation.
opesus was on the road again last week. On Nov 11th, at the meeting of the of the German SAP User Group (DSAG), and the next day, on Nov 12th, at the EHS IT workgroup of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). Markus Pogrzeba is the deputy speaker of the DSAG EH&S workgroup. Additionally, he spoke on the latest updates on CLP Art. 45 at the VCI EHS IT workgroup.
At the SAP Sustainability Innovation Days 2019, we shared the stage with Merck. This two-day event on November 5th and 6th brought us the latest news on S/4HANA for Product Compliance & EHS accompanied with several customer presentations.
Tested, checked, and released. The opesus EHS Product Notification software creates poison centre dossiers in the Poison Centres Notification (PCN) format.
In other words, you can now create and download dossiers from your SAP system. After that, simply upload the dossier to the ECHA Submission Portal. This way, you fulfill the requirements of Art. 45 and Annex VIII to the CLP regulation for your product portfolio.
Our very first event was a huge success! Focused on the topic of CLP Article 45 Poison Centre Notifications for SAP customers and supported by the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), we had a great turnout of 93 attendees – more than double of what we expected when we started planning a year ago.
On 22nd and 23rd of October 2018 the CLP conference of the Chem-Academy took place. One of the main topics was “Art. 45 of the CLP Regulation: regulatory requirements and technical implementation “. Alexander Wegener from opesus gave information about the “Technical Implementation of Art. 45 CLP-VO”.
We have released a new version of the opesus UFI Generator for SAP EHSM customers. With the new version, Unique Form Identifiers (UFI) can be generated and stored automatically in SAP EHSM.
In April 2016 ECHA released a preliminary draft of the European XML format on the harmonized product notification. The format is intended to standardize the variety of formats and possibilities of product notification within the EU and to ease the situation for importers and producers of chemicals, biocides, cosmetics, and detergents.