Are you aware of the legislation?
PRIO is just one of many aids to minimising risk. It is important to remember that the criteria provide a basis for substances that you should pay particular attention to, but they do not provide a complete picture of how and which chemicals are regulated by legislation.
Read more about the various regulations in Sweden which apply to chemicals in Chemicals in practical use, Legislation.
Useful links for information concerning chemicals in legislation:
- Search in the Restricted Substance Database for specific application limitations
- See how the substance is covered by the other Swedish Chemicals Agency laws and regulations
- Refer to which areas for which the various authorities are responsible
- See a list of the currently applicable EU legal documents at the Tillsyns- och föreskriftsrådets (ToFR - The Enforcement and Regulations Council) web site (in Swedish) if you want to know which work environments and environmental regulations apply to you as a user of chemical products and articles.
- Search in the The Chemicals Guide (only in Swedish) if you want to know which work environments and environmental regulations apply to you as a user of chemical products and articles.
Remember that the general considerations in the Swedish Environmental Code always apply and cover, among other things, the requirement for knowledge, substitution (the product choice principle) and the precautionary principle.
On condition that you meet the legal requirements, you can go straight on to the next step.