hazardous substance restriction Articles

  • 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

  • Uvcb Substances: Methodology For Structural Description And Application To Fate And Hazard Assessment

    Substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials (UVCBs) have been conventionally described in generic terms. Commonly used substance identifiers are generic names of chemical classes, generic structural formulas, reaction steps, physical-chemical properties or spectral data. Lack of well-defined structural information has significantly restricted ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Development of a framework to translate environmental risk assessment outputs into socioeconomic analysis inputs when developing Restrictions under REACH

    The aim of this project, which was undertaken for ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee, was to develop instructive examples for translating environmental risks into environmental impacts which can be practically used to inform SEA and eventual decision making under REACH. Specific project objectives were: To identify two substances for use as examples in ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence: Practical Application as a screening tool to detect the presence of environmentally-sensitive substances in electronic equipment

    Abstract: As the implementation deadlines approach, the electronics industry is focusing significant efforts on compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The intent of the EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) is to restrict the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Cummins Inc. monitors, enforces and eliminates use of prohibited substances across worldwide operations

    Cummins Inc. is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world with approximate 40,000 employees. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories. Cummins has a documented mission of ...


    By IHS

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kay Armstrong Corners the Market in Hazardous Waste Cleanups and Community Relations

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) created the Hazardous Substance Superfund. It was intended to be a short-term program that would spend $1.6 billion over five years to clean up 400 hazardous sites around the country. Instead, more than $17 billion has been spent and only 212 sites (15% of the 1,439 listed since its inception) have been ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Japanese REACH - Now fully implemented

    On 1 April 2011, amendments to the Chemical Substances Control Law (official name: Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. / 化学物質の審査及び製造等の規制に関する法律), commonly referred to as Japanese REACH, fully entered ...

  • Corrosion Control in data Centers

    EU standard 2002/95/EC, or RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment), which was implemented in July 2006, restricts the use of hazardous substances in the manufacture of electrical and/or electronic equipment.   One of the banned substances is lead (Pb), which is used for soldering circuit boards and other components in hard disks, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • REACH exposed: stressing environmental compliance

    Originally published in SMT May, 2008 In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste. Toxicity ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • REACH Exposed: Stressing environmental compliance

    In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste.  Toxicity requirements have been driven by global product ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • 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

  • What does the RoHS certification mean for OTT products?

    The EU Directive 2011/65 / EU is intended to limit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Since 22 July 2017 the RoHS regulation is applicable to monitoring and control instruments, including OTT devices and sensors. From this point onwards, we must have a RoHS certification for all devices and sensors. As of 22 July, RoHS is also a compulsory part of the CE ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • European Union RoHS Directive: Understanding Exemptions - White Paper

    Exemptions play a significant role in complying with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. In order to meet their requirements, companies must understand how exemptions work within the directive and how to apply them to their own programs. Assent Compliance’s materials compliance Subject Matter Expert, Valerie Kuntz, takes an in-depth look at ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

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