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SEIRICH - a tool for the assessment of chemicals in the workplace


The software tool SEIRICH has been developed by the National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) to harmonise the existing methods for assessing chemical risks in work environments in France, as well as to ensure consistency among preventive actions.

Developed within the framework of the French requirements on REACH and the classification and labelling of chemicals, the methodology used in SEIRICH is part of a national agreement on chemical risks prevention. 

The methodology includes an inventory of products and emitted substances, ranking risks in order of importance, a chemical risk assessment adapted to users’ level of expertise, technical and legal advice adapted to the context and, and a follow-up for prevention actions. SEIRICH has been produced in partnership with the French Ministry of Labour, the Occupational Risk Directorate of Social Security and several trade organisations.

More information 

Introduction to SEIRICH (EN & FR)

See video (FR) : Les risques chimiques (INRS)