chemical risk management Articles

  • Chemical risk management

    The most severe industrial accidents are those involving dangerous chemicals, as they represent a significant threat to health and the environment. Furthermore, such accidents cause huge economic losses and disrupt sustainable growth. However, the use of large amounts of hazardous chemicals is inevitable in some industrial sectors that are essential to a modern industrialized society. To minimize ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • The Proposed TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Rule: Big Changes Are in Store

    While debate continues to swirl around whether, and to what extent, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs retooling, just about everyone agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) needs more information on chemical production, use, and exposure in order to make informed decisions about chemical risk management. Most also agree that TSCA could be put to greater use for ...


    By Acta Group

  • The proposed TSCA inventory update reporting rule: big changes are in store

    While debate continues to swirl around whether, and to what extent, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs retooling, just about everyone agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) needs more information on chemical production, use, and exposure in order to make informed decisions about chemical risk management. Most also agree that TSCA could be put to greater use for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A methodology for sharing experiences in incident management

    This article presents a methodology for the representation and sharing of experience gained during the management of incident and crisis situations. This methodology, which was initially developed for transportation accidents, is founded on the association of engineering and social sciences for the consideration of technical, human and organisational aspects of incident and crisis management. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • White Paper on chemicals and Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants: perspectives for environmental risk management

    The ever-growing attention to the environmental risk assessment of chemical substances has had considerable repercussions in the recent agreements reached within the European Union and on the international stage. In the conclusions on the European Commission's White Paper Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy, the Council of the European Union recently referred to the need to include persistent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cumulative risk assessment: A European perspective on the state of the art and the necessary next steps forward

    The first Europe‐wide system for chemical assessment and management was introduced in 1967 with the Dangerous Substance Directive 67/548/EEC, which established a hazard‐based classification and labeling system for chemicals on the European market. Subsequent risk‐based regulatory frameworks comprised e.g. Directive 93/67/EEC and Regulation (EC) No 1488/94, the two predecessors of the REACH ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Criteria for deviation from predictions by the concentration addition model

    Loewe's additivity (concentration addition; CA) is a well‐known model for predicting the toxic effects of chemical mixtures under the additivity assumption of toxicity. However, from the perspective of chemical risk assessment/management, it is important to identify chemicals whose toxicities are additive when present concurrently, i.e., it should be established whether there are chemical ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • REACHing the Montebello agreement

    In August, EPA, Canada and Mexico announced in Montebello, Quebec, new efforts to ensure the safe manufacture and use of industrial chemicals by entering into a regional partnership for assessing and managing potential chemical risks. As part of what is now referred to as the 'Montebello Agreement' made at the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America Leaders' Summit, these ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical management the North American way

    With so much attention focused on the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations, US domestic manufacturers may be less aware than they should be of regulatory efforts in North America. In August 2007, the United States, Canada, and Mexico entered into a regional agreement for assessing and managing potential chemical risks. The new ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Expect the EPA to be busy in 2018

    The new year promises to be a busy one in the chemical area. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hit all of its new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) marks in timely promulgating rules or taking other steps required by the new TSCA. TSCA developments we expect to monitor in 2018 include: Fee proposal. The EPA likely will propose a rule soon to implement the fees provisions of TSCA ...


    By Acta Group

  • Are YOU Ready for GHS?

    With the official announcement from OSHA of the implementation of GHS into the current Hazard Communication Standard many organizations are struggling to understand the complexities of these new regulations and how they will affect their organization.  MSDSs are turning into SDSs, pictograms will be required on labels, chemicals will need to be classified and many other ...

  • Big pictures, close-ups, roadmaps and mind-maps: perspectives on integrated treatment of multiple risks

    Integrated risk assessment is an attempt to deal with the management challenge of a multitude of risks or risk consequences. We studied perspectives of regulators, stakeholders and experts on cumulative risks from multiple stressors and on their integrated assessment in relation to environmental chemicals. We developed conceptual models of risk framing and risk information in policy contexts, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Differential perception of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism in Canada

    As part of the Canadian national public survey of perceived chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism threat and preparedness, 1502 Canadians were recently interviewed by telephone. This paper presents a descriptive examination of perceptions of the occurrence of terrorist bombings and CBRN terrorism in Canada on a number of evaluative dimensions, including perceived ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Officials Reduce Chlorine Hazard After EIS Exercise Reveals Potential Danger to Ft. Lewis` Neighbors

    Untitled Document The Challenge: Recently, the LEPC used EIS to ...


    By IHS Markit

  • GAO Recommends TSCA Improvements, and a Senate Bill Responds with a Proposal

    In June, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report critical of the federal government’s ability under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to assess and prevent risks from new and existing chemical substances. Entitled Chemical Regulation: Options Exist to Improve EPA's Ability to Assess Health Risks and Manage Its Chemical Review Program,1 the report is not the first (or ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • On the role of ex post uncertainty assessment for risk management

    A risk management decision whether a chemical compound present in the environment is potentially hazardous to human health will be among others based on large-scaled statistical analyses of empirical data of various sources. Observations from highly exposed and well-documented occupational cohorts are usually a matter of particular interest. Due to scientific progress, various new aspects will ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing and managing fluorosis risk in children and adults in rural Madhya Pradesh, India

    This paper presents the application of quantitative chemical risk assessment for assessing and managing fluorosis in 19 schools and 6 villages in Madhya Pradesh, India. A longitudinal study was undertaken with a baseline survey in 2005 and an endline in 2007. Household surveys, water quality and food analysis were undertaken to measure the impact of an Integrated Fluorosis Mitigation programme ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combining high‐resolution GDP data with home & personal care product market research data to generate a sub‐national emission inventory for Asia

    Environmental risk assessment of chemicals is reliant on good estimates of product usage information and robust exposure models. Over the past 20‐30 years much progress has been made with the development of exposure models that simulate the transport and distribution of chemicals in the environment. However, little progress has been made in our ability to estimate chemical emissions of home ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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