hazard label assessment Articles

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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.

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Proposal for a “harmonized” strategy for the assessment of the HP 14 property

    In Europe, the decision whether waste is hazardous or not is based on 15 properties, among them the HP 14 property (“ecotoxic”: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment). This document describes a strategy for assessing the HP 14 property, based on a combination of two approaches: the summation of classified compounds in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Simplifying Safety, MC Technologies new approach to hazardous materials management

    From small offices to manufacturing facilities with hundreds of workers, every workplace must track how it uses and stores hazardous chemicals to protect its employees and the environment. Manufacturers of the materials create material safety data sheets, or MSDS, detailing the dangers, make-up and other pertinent information associated with a hazardous material found in a cleaner, solvent or ...

  • Assessing environmental risks of laundry detergents in greywater used for irrigation

    The objective of this study was to assess the environmental risk posed to Australian and New Zealand ecosystems by the presence of powdered laundry detergents in greywater used for irrigating gardens. Fifty powdered laundry detergents were assessed and all contained hazards which posed moderate to very high risks from increased alkalinity, sodicity and salinity to plants and soils when used at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of medical waste management in educational hospitals of Tehran University

    Medical waste includes materials that are produced in the course of health protection, medical treatment and scientific research; it forms a separate category of medical or health care waste (Republic of Croatia, 1996b and 2004; Capak, 2001; Ropeik and Gray, 2002). However, it seems that the fraction of waste generated at medical institutions, known as special or regulated medical waste (Lee et ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Transformation/Dissolution Characteristics of a Nickel Matte and Nickel Concentrates for Acute and Chronic Hazard Classification

    For the purposes of aquatic hazard classification under the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification (UN GHS), we have examined the T/D characteristics of a Ni matte and four Ni concentrates at pH 6 using the UN Transformation/Dissolution Protocol (T/DP) for Metals and Sparingly Soluble Metal Compounds. Among the analytes Ni, Co and Cu, Ni was released into the T/D solutions ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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.

  • Chemical Assessment State of the Science: Evaluation of 32 decision‐support tools used to screen and prioritize chemicals

    The last decade has seen an increased focus on evaluating the safety and sustainability of chemicals in consumer and industrial products. In order to effectively and accurately evaluate safety and sustainability, tools are needed to characterize hazard, exposure, and risk pertaining to products and processes. Because many of these tools will be used to identify problematic chemistries, and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Japan`s Approach to Nanomaterials Management

    Unlike the EU, which has introduced labelling rules for cosmetics containing nanomaterials and has published a regulatory definition of the term “nanomaterials”, Japan has not yet developed any similar labelling requirements or definition. Currently, it has no jurisdictional framework specifically designed to address them, nor regulations containing provisions defining the size of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Predicting acute and chronic effects of wood preservative products in Daphnia magna and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata based on the concept of concentration addition

    The current European legislation requires that combined effects of the active substances (a.s.) and any substance of concern contained in biocidal products are taken into account in the environmental risk assessment. The hypothesis whether the consideration of a.s. together with all formulation additives that are labelled as presenting an environmental hazard is sufficient for a reliable ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Class hopping

    The last couple of years have given shape to a complex regulatory landscape, with the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling or Chemicals (GHS) being implemented in a number of countries, the EUs Registration, Evaluation. Authorisation and Restriction or Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework being enforced, the anticipated reform of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) ...


    By 3E Company

  • Environmental health & safety: compliance rules!

    Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)compliance is fast becoming a major concernthat spans virtually every industry, impactingthe entire supply chain, from raw material andfinished goods to transportation, distribution,and retail. As directors, we are responsible forensuring corporate compliance with a myriadof local, state, federal, and international regulationsgoverning the handling of ...


    By 3E Company

  • How to avoid the GHS Tidal Wave

    Chemical safety touches us all. It impacts the food we eat, our health and our lifestyle. Impediments to safety can endanger individuals, businesses and society in general. Common sense dictates that sound chemical management should rely on a single classification and labeling system to address specific use patterns and groups of chemicals at the national, regional and international levels. Such ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • 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.

  • International harmonization of models for selecting less toxic chemical alternatives: Effect of regulatory disparities in the US and Europe

    The desire to reduce human exposure to toxic chemicals associated with consumer products that are marketed globally demands the creation of comparative toxicity assessment tools that are based on uniform thresholds of acceptable risks and guidelines for materials use across international boundaries. The Toxic Potential Indicator (TPI) is a quantitative model based on European Union (EU) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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