hazardous substance Articles

  • Liability Can Take Its Toll on Manufacturers

    Toll manufacturing is an important component of the domestic manufacturing sector, but the parties involved are not always aware of who bears the burden of liability when things go awry. Federal case law makes it clear that the toll manufacturer is not solely responsible for contamination in all cases; the company contracting with the toll manufacturer also may be liable. Therefore, it is crucial ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canarina DISPER software · hazardous Substances · commands 22

    Pollutant emission rate (g/s): This is the pollutant emission rate.   Decay coefficient (1/s): This coefficient considers the half life of the pollutant if this disappears by means of chemical reactions (non-conservative pollutant).   ...

  • EPA proposal to change reporting of hazardous substances from farm animal waste

    EPA has proposed a rule change to provide an administrative reporting exemption for air releases of hazardous substances -- primarily ammonia and hydrogen sulfide -- from animal waste at farms. The aim is to enable authorities to better focus their attention on hazardous substance releases that require emergency response while reducing reporting burdens on America’s farms. EPA’s proposed rule ...

  • Screening Analysis of Hazardous Elements using X-ray fluorescence Analyzer — Analytical Technique in Compliance with RoHS Directive —

    Under recent circumstances where attention to the environment is required in every field, there is an increasing need for analysis of hazardous substances included in products such as electrical and electronic equipment, and automobiles, as triggered by the enforcement of the RoHS Directive of the European Union (EU). As part of this trend, the X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) plays an important ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Evaluation and analysis of household hazardous substances in Kuwait

    Many of the products we use for housework, gardening, home improvement, or car maintenance contain hazardous materials that endanger our health as well as pollute the environment. Inappropriate use, storage, and disposal of hazardous household products can cause injuries, poisoning, and air pollution. The objectives of this paper were to determine the type and the quantity of hazardous materials ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Materials Management and Compliance for A&D - Case Study

    "Using Teamcenter for our product sustainability framework, we can reduce the presence of hazardous substances used in our products, increase supply chain transparency, and address our Ecodesign objectives." John Hunter, Engineering Manager for Chemical Management, Caterpillar Please, click here to download the ...


    By Sphera

  • Playing Dirty: Analysis of hazardous chemicals and materials in games consoles

    The use of hazardous chemicals and materials in electronic products is widespread. Despite some recent improvements – a result of a combination of legal restrictions in some parts of the world, and voluntary action by companies – many devices still contain a variety of hazardous substances. These include chemicals which fall outside current legislative controls, as highlighted in recent studies ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Adsorption of Cu2+ on Montmorillonite as Affected by 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D)

    Heavy metals have long been recognized as ecotoxicological hazardous substances and their chronic toxicities and accumulation abilities in living organisms have been to great interest for many years. Heavy metals are introduced into the soils through natural phenomena and human activities and waste ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Decision-support software tools for integrated risk assessment of hazardous substances in complex terrain

    This paper presents the ongoing research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, related to the design and implementation of an IDSS (integrated decision support system) dedicated to integrated risk assessment and safety management with application to the transportation of hazardous substances. One of the goals is to construct advanced models to estimate (a) the optimal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond RoHS: toward prohibition of a wider band of substances in a larger pool of consumer products

    While Europe’s WEEE and RoHS directives are being picked up by other countries around the world, in Europe itself, moves are afoot to dramatically expand the list of banned substances and to apply such bans to a broader range of products. In the front line is Norway, where the Prohibition on Certain Hazardous Substances in Consumer Products (PoHS) regulation is likely to come into force in ...

  • The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

    Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG CodeA non-bulk package for sea ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • RoHS – the most important at a glance

    What does RoHS mean? RoHS is the abbreviation for „Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. The abbreviation refers to the so called RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, which forms the legal framework. The goals of the regulation are the protection of human health and of the environment.1) The directive is ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Top 10 questions to ask when buying a superfund site

    The purpose of this document is to provide answers to some of the questions that a prospective purchaser may have when considering whether to purchase property at a privately owned Superfund site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the reuse of Superfund sites and believes this document may be useful in clarifying some of the opportunities and issues associated with their ...

  • The CoSHH Solution!

    The health of thousands of individuals continues to be affected by exposure to hazardous substances, carcinogens and chemicals in the workplace. The government created the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) regulations to ensure employers control chemical exposure and promote good health in the work place at all ...


    By Sevron Safety Solutions

  • Purchasing sustainable information technology

    Recently, I started to reduce my inventory of obsolete and unused electronic equipment. I gave away a printer, retired an old monitor, and sold a couple of dozen other computer parts and accessories on eBay. Although eBay is one way to dispose of old and unused equipment, it is more of a hobby than a practical business solution. Finding a buyer only delays the eventual disposal of these devices, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • 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.

  • Hazardous substances in Europe`s fresh and marine waters

    Chemical substances are an essential part of our daily lives. They are used in health and consumer products, in food production and in a growing range of environmental technologies, to name but a few examples. They can be natural substances, they can be formed as the unintended by-product of natural and human-induced processes, or they can be synthesised specifically for use in industrial ...

  • New Legal Framework Approval

    WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS REGULATED UNDER RD 9/2005? • A more precise definition of CONTAMINATED SOIL based on the risks for the human health and the environment. • It is approved the list of POTENTIALLY POLLUTING ACTIVITIES (APC), susceptible of causing contamination to the soil. In this sense, the Royal Decree lists more than 100 activities which belong to all industrial sectors as ...

  • Managing hazardous substances within the workplace

    Dangerous substances, in liquid, gas or solid form that pose a risk to workers’ health or safety can be found in nearly all workplaces. According to the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA)1, 15% of workers across the European Union (EU) have to handle dangerous substances as part of their job, and another 15% report breathing in smoke, fumes, powder or dust at work which ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Enclosures & the RoHS directive

    While the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive regulates products in the European Union, RoHS compliance is rapidly becoming a de facto global standard that impacts US manufacturers. The RoHS Directive applies to fi nished electrical products. It does not directly regulate components, for example, electrical enclosures. However, products are assembled from components and RoHS ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

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