National chemicals registers and inventories: benefits and approaches to development (2017)



2017, iv + 81 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5294 8
This publication is only available online.

The aim of this publication is to describe approaches for setting up national chemicals registers and how they improve sound chemicals management. The requirements and recommendations of international organizations can direct discussions at national level on setting up a chemicals register and on the complementary roles of international and national activities. Examples of national registers and inventories, including information on how they were set up and their scope and maintenance, are also given for use by those planning such activities.

The publication has been developed in the framework of the project “Development of legislative and operational framework for collection and sharing of information on hazardous chemicals in Georgia” executed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe (2015–2017).