By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views: Update:2017-01-18
The Swiss Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem) stands for the Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles which entered into force since 2005. This Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance prohibits or restricts the marketing and use of certain hazardous substances on its own or in preparations and articles. It also specifies personal and professional qualifications required for the use of certain hazardous substances; preparations and articles (for example, plant protection products and some biocides).
The ordinance is almost a combined version of EU RoHS, REACH Annex XVII Restricted Substance List and REACH Annex XIV Authorization List. You can search restriction conditions either by substance name or product type by clicking the links we have sorted out below.
Since the Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem) is updated frequently, please click here to search the latest restrictions for each substance or product type. If you just wish to have a quick look at what restrictions look like, you may click the following two summaries.
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