community right-to-know regulation Articles

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • Occupational health and safety - right to know Vs right to understand

    On the heels of yet another federal investigation attributing chemical-related deaths and injuries to defective hazard communications systems in the workplace, few would question that a public health crisis is afoot. More than 30 million American workers are exposed each day to hazardous chemicals at the workplace, with upwards of a halfmillion chemicals being stored and used in today's ...

  • UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

    Within its sphere of influence, Waterlogic supports and respects the protection of all human rights. Exceptional work conditions are maintained in Waterlogic’s Chinese manufacturing facility, resulting in an extremely low employee turnover rate of less than 1%, a very important indicator reflecting the positive working conditions. These exceptional working conditions are the result of careful ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • REACHtracker: snap-on SaaS software for REACh Regulation

    In mid-January of 2010, the list of “substances of very high concern” or SVHCs under the REACH environmental regulation in Europe nearly doubled – the list is expected to quadruple by the end of the year. Actio REACHtracker™ software leads the market in providing enhanced substance-level materials information management for environmental regulatory compliance under REACH in a modern, complex, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • US developments in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and occupational safety

    The US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2006 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data back in February. The TRI, created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires certain facilities to report annually on their chemical releases and other waste management activities to EPA and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The hazard communication of fragrance allergens must be improved

    Contact allergy is a global health problem that could be alleviated considerably if the general public could reduce contact to sensitizers. Efficient hazard communication would be a valuable instrument to achieve this. What do current regulations concerning fragrance sensitizers in cosmetic products in Europe contribute? There are for example bans and restrictions according to the Cosmetic ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Guangdong Province to Amend the Work Safety Regulation

    On 5 July 2013, the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress released the revision of “Guangdong Province Work-Safety Regulations” (hereinafter referred to as the “second draft”) for public opinion on its official website. The “second draft” proposes to set up liability insurance provisions in case of safety failures in production, ...


    By SGS

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight need for regulating developments

    There’s a lingering image of the American Frontier where a calm breeze blows through endless prairies of tall grass, and “the skies are not cloudy all day.” ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • Retirement community graywater reuse - Australia case study

    Project Background or Rationale RSL Care’s Sunset Ridge Retirement Community resides near the Pacific coast in Zilzie, Queensland, Australia. The retirement community includes 100 independent living villas, a 120-bed aged care residential complex, and resort style facilities. Although Zilzie averages 31 in (79 cm) of annual rainfall, RSL Care sought to install a graywater recycling ...

  • How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities

    Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied nationwide. It was a time of year that should have been perfect. Warming temperatures marked Southern California’s gentle return to spring. The grass had shifted from drab to glowing green. The sky, which can be pale and ...


    By Ensia

  • Delayed implementation of safer consumer product alternatives regulations: implications for nanoscale materials

    Background - In response to concerns vigorously expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) Regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has effectively delayed implementation of the much-anticipated regulations. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of nanoscale materials in consumer ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA regulations: today`s challenges and tomorrow`s reforms

    The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers, and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. Last year, there seemed to be growing momentum on this topic when both the Toxic ...


    By 3E Company

  • Getting it right first time around

    The financial sector has a crucial role to play in promoting sustainable development in emerging markets - and is beginning to rise to the challenge. Roz Bulleid reports from São Paulo. For many environmentalists, the most profound challenges the planet faces are to be found in the developing world. As economies from Peru to China rapidly industrialise, they are making ever-greater demands on ...


  • The fashion issue – an examination of the current intellectual property rights within England and Wales and the European Community, concerning design infringement and counterfeit goods within the fashion industry: part one

    The copying of fashion and graphic designs has been ongoing for years. More designers are beginning to assert their exclusive rights, granted through the available intellectual property rights. These mainly include design rights and trademarks. It is necessary to see how law of England and Wales can be applied effectively to protect this cyclical and transient industry, and the areas where it may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PSM: Just another Government Regulation, or Industry Best Practice?

    Process Safety Management (PSM) is addressed by OSHA in their standard for highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119). If the standard applies to your company, you likely already know a fair bit about the 14 elements of PSM and how they work together to manage hazards and minimize risk. However, increasingly companies are turning to PSM as a best practice, regardless of whether they are engaged ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What you need to know about Lone Working

    Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Do You Know the 4 V’s of Big Data?

    From professional sports, to advertising, to investment banking and almost everything in between. Big data is driving thousands of decisions each day that impact us all in areas big and small. But what is big data exactly, and how or why should it impact efforts in the realm of health and safety? First a definition of big data itself. Big data is a term that began to emerge over the last decade ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • A step in the right direction for solar in the Middle East

    The Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) are taking significant steps towards promoting solar development in the UAE and Middle East after holding its first ever Annual General Meeting. The association has appointed eight members to the board of which comprise several senior level key influencers within the solar community. Members from Siemens, Taylor Wessing, Masdar and Environmena will ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Why land rights should be on the Rio+20 agenda

    As government leaders prepare for next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: land rights. Strong property rights—the rights for people to access, control, transfer, and exclude others from land and natural resources—create incentives to invest ...

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