chemical compliance Articles

  • Chemical Compliance: Deadline Looms for Prop 65

    In just a few short months, on August 30, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) revisions to its Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Article 6 “clear and reasonable warnings” regulations will come into force. By then, companies must be compliant with the revised regulations for consumer product, occupational and environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Compliance Advisor: New bill targets chemicals

    As an influx of Democrats is expected in the new Congress, it surprises no one that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) recently introduced a bill that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by adding a new Title V to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to “toxic chemical substances.” U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) introduced the same legislation, H.R. 6100, in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Making EH&S compliance a priority throughout the chemical lifecycle

    In the past, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance performance and/or enterprise risk management programs have been geared toward delivering continuous improvement and/or reducing risk with a compartmentalized approach. The safety department tended to workplace safety issues, the transportation department ensured the safe and compliant movement of regulated materials, and the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Chemical Corner

    So, you’re well aware of all REACH and CLP regulations and you’ve gone to great lengths to ensure your operations and products are compliant with EU regulation. That’s great news. But in the case of Europe, that’s not where the regulations end. Beyond these requirements, you often have to comply with additional, country-specific rules to import, manufacture or sell ...

  • Steps toward DHS chemical facility anti-terrorism standard compliance

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the final DHS Chemicals of Interest Appendix A to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism standards. Whereas Appendix A was released on Nov. 2, it did not go into effect until it was published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007 (FR# 223). This means the 60-day deadline to complete DHS's 'Top Screen' did not begin until this FR publication ...

  • Lifecycle compliance 1.01

    With regulations increasing in number, scope,and complexity, managing the information associatedwith environmental health and safety(EH&S) compliance has become a complex,time-consuming, resource-draining and oftenexpensive task. Environmental compliancerequirements often dwarf those of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in their breadth and sheer complexity.Because of the complexity of the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Prepare For Worldwide Compliance

    In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs. In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Meeting the Compliance Challenge

    Global environmental concern about ozone depletion has caused governments around the world to take action. In the United States, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and subsequent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations required rapid changes to meet ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Managing compliance: New Year, new compliance challenges

    Environment, health and safety regulations are increasing in volume and complexity, which in turn makes the associated compliance tasks increasingly difficult to manage. The risks and costs of non-compliance are rising as the regulatory environment becomes more challenging. Compliance needs are pervasive and persistent across all geographical jurisdictions and vertical industries. Today's EHS ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Chemicals Northwest Winter Elements Magazine Features Acta as Industry’s “One-Stop Solution” for Global or Local Chemical Regulatory Compliance

    The Acta Group (Acta®) was featured in the Winter 2017 Elements Magazine, published quarterly by Chemicals Northwest as a “one-stop solution” for global or local chemical regulatory compliance, especially for companies preparing for the May 13, 2018 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) deadline. Acta has frequently received recognition from ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Compliance: Software Management Tools Ease the Burden of Hazardous Chemical Regulations

    While government regulations regarding hazardous chemicals are necessary, they can be burdensome. But, software management packages are available to help ease the pain. And, users say they also prove to be time and money savers. The regulations Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency's SARA ...

  • OSHA kicks off the “chemical nEP” - new pilot program will focus on facilities’ compliance with the PSM standard

    With little fanfare, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rolled out its much anticipated “PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program.” This one-year pilot program, launched in July 2009, focuses on facilities’ compliance with the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard,1 which aims to blunt the hazard of fires or explosions resulting ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA compliance - Refrigerant Management

    Everyone's Responsibility Today, the environment is everyone's responsibility. Are you taking an active part to keep it clean? We've all heard about the ozone layer. Ozone depletion in the atmosphere has become an increasing problem ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Compliance Corner - Record retention

    In the course of a dangerous good shipment, a shipper’s declaration is created and needs to be stored as it contains information used to protect the safety of individuals, businesses and the environment. This shipping paper must be maintained for a given period of time depending on the method of shipment. There are also similar record retention requirements for dangerous good training ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • `Utilizing Compliance Management Solutions to Implement an Effective SSM plan,` published in Chemical Engineering Progress, August 2002

    Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, mandates EPA to regulate HazardousAir Pollutants (HAPs) for a variety of source categories. The intent of these regulations is torequire affected major sources to apply the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)as a method for minimizing HAP emissions.1 These MACT standards are also known as NationalEmission Standard for Hazardous Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • An industry-led approach to regulatory compliance

    In this article from The Chemical Engineer, Aidan Turnbull, a Manager in ENVIRON's Bath, UK, office, discusses how taking a club approach to IPPC can deliver a wide range of benefits to industry and the environmental ...


    By ENVIRON

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