chemical hazard information Articles

  • Korea K-REACH to Come into Force in January 2015

    From 1 January, 2015, all new substances and priority substances that are manufactured or imported in a quantity of more than 1 ton/year are required to be registered with the MOE. The hazard evaluation is mandatory for all registered substances and risk assessment is also required for substances over 100 ton/year.  This Act aims to protect human health and the environment. K-REACH is a ...


    By SGS

  • Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children’s products: Limitations of Current Responses and Recommendations for Government and Industry

    The company World Environmental Regulatory Compliance Solutions (The WERCS) has developed a tool called the GreenWERCS Chemical Screening Tool that evaluates chemical products such as paints and cleaning products for human and environmental health risks and scores products on this basis. The WERCS keeps formulation data confidential but provides retailers with information on chemical hazards. In ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Hazard Standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Acta Group

  • Enginetics Aerospace Boosts Safety Data Management to Earn ISO 14001 Certification and Lower Operating Costs

    Product and worker safety have always been top priorities at Enginetics Aerospace Corporation. Founded in 1976, this Ohio-based company began as a small manufacturer of prototype parts. Today it is a leading provider of complex metal formed components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry, partnering with the US Department of Defense as well as commercial jet builders and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Chemical Reaction: How GHS Impacts Workplace Safety

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA HazCom violations are ranked among the 10 most frequently cited workplace violations. Violations of the HazCom standard include deficiencies in the written hazard communication program; employee information and training; developing and maintaining safety data sheets; and labeling of containers. These violations can result in ...


    By SiteHawk

  • The VCCEP: Big Issues, High Stakes (PDF)

    It’s almost here, and it’s big. The Voluntary Children’s Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP) is EPA’s newest “voluntary” initiative designed to obtain hazard and exposure information to characterize adequately risks of chemical exposure to children. EPA is poised to roll it out imminently.  The VCCEP is controversial, precedent setting, and breathtakingly significant for chemical producers ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GHS and its impact on the regulated community

    As OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) nears its 25th anniversary since being adapted, the agency is considering modifications to the standard by incorporating elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was initially adapted by the United Nations in 2002 with the goal of having as many countries as possible implement it by ...


    By MSDS Writer, L.L.C

  • Aligning chemicals labeling with global rules involves major efforts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the Herculean task of aligning the U.S."s Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in September 2009. GHS provides harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and specifies hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Washington: hazard standards

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed on Sept. 30, 2009, to align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. The standard now ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Legal lookout: endocrine disruptors: test orders abound

    As EPA plans to require chemical screening, industry is concerned how the information will be released and possibly misinterpreted. In April 2009, EPA identified a final list of 67 chemicals for initial screening under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). From October 2009 to April 2010, the agency issued more than 700 test orders. Responding to an EDSP test order can present ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Allergan uses GreenWERCS to evaluate current products and promote greener alternatives - Case study

    The Situation Allergan, a global multi-specialty healthcare company, was interested in implementing a method for demonstrating and comparing the safety and effectiveness of their products. Interest came about as a result of Allergan’s exposure to Walmart’s “Green Score,” an automated tool designed to quickly review products by category, providing meaningful ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • SDS Authoring Software

    When creating an official SDS that will be distributed via SDS software, it is critical that those who are responsible for SDS services follow the standardized document format. This format ensures that all information deemed essential to understanding a chemical and the potential hazard it presents is provided on one easily referenced sheet. SDSs must be generated to include sixteen specific ...


    By Lisam Systems

  • Legal lookout: OSHA revises haz-com standard

    Chemical classification, labeling and training standards look to change under a recent OSHA proposal to bring U.S. regs in line with global standards. On Sept. 30, 2009, OSHA proposed revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS/HCS alignment The system ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Diacetyl likely the cause of lung disease

    Diacetyl is the chemical that imparts the buttery flavor to popcorn and other foods.  As far back as 2004, information began to suggest that it causes the lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare but serious lung disease.  It was appropriately named “Popcorn Workers Lungs” because the first cases appeared in popcorn maker’s facilities where the diacetyl can be ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Implementing enterprise-wide EH&S information management systems to drive business process consistency

    “Implement an enterprise Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) technology solution and establish common, corporate-wide environmental work processes.” Sounds simple enough, but there is a lot of program management, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Best practices in Global MSDS authoring and distribution

    Organizations of all sizes face increasing challenges from globalization and changinginternational regulatolY initiatives.These challenges affect an organization'sability to produce and maintain materialsafety data sheets (MSDSs). MSDSs arerequired during sale, use, storage, andshipment of hazardous chemicals. Global MSDS RequirementsCountries have different requirementsand guidelines for ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Canada`s New Substances Program Publishes Risk Assessment Summary for Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

    Canada announced on January 9, 2015, that the New Substances Program has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers, including a summary for multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Environment Canada and Health Canada conduct risk assessments on new substances. These assessments include consideration of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Periodic reporting of hazard data, exposure information on existing chemicals

    Arecent co-authored paper1 discussed a number of fundamental changes in U.S. regulation of commercial chemicals that should be considered in revising the Toxic Substances Control Act.2 As discussed in that paper, while the Environmental Protection Agency under TSCA has broad authority to require testing and reporting of hazard and exposure information on existing chemicals via rulemaking, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Coming soon: 2013 REACH registration deadline

    After the first REACH registration deadline in 2010, European industry now has to prepare for the second registration deadline of the 31st of May 2013. This deadline is for the registration of all phase-in substances manufactured or imported in the EU above 100 tonnes per year. The lessons learned in 2010 tell us that all the companies involved in this phase have to be prepared and start work ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • TSCA section 5(b)(4) ‘chemicals of concern’ list: questions, issues, concerns

    As part of efforts to enhance the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical management program under the Toxic Substances Control Act,1 EPA has released a series of ‘‘action plans’’ on chemicals.2 These ‘‘CAPs,’’ as they have come to be called, summarize available hazard and exposure information pertinent to the CAP chemical, outline ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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