reach compliance Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • SGS offers Online Training Tool for REACH Compliance

    The EU’s REACH legislation places the responsibility squarely on manufacturers and importers to ensure the chemical composition of their products does not endanger human health. Keeping track of the data and making it available on demand poses a number of challenges for compliance. The principle REACH is based on is that it is the responsibility of industry participants to ensure that only ...


    By SGS

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • REACH urgency

    Half of the non-chemical supplier companies doing business in Europe will be shut out of that market next January 1st. Are you one of them? According to a survey published on July 22, 2008 by the Association Connection Electronic Industries (IPC) on REACH readiness, “only about half of the companies in the other industry segments [non chemical suppliers] are taking … basic steps towards ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • The REACH Pandemic

    The world over, countries are adopting the core elements of REACH, Europe’s three-year-old regulation on chemical use. As the EC’s Environment Commission states, REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances . But what it says next is equally important: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Belgium – Lowering REACH compliance pains at Stanley case study

    When it comes to managing chemicals and hazardous substances, the European market faces the world’s most stringent regulations. The added pressures began with restrictions on a relatively narrow set of substances used in the electronics market. But with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, more products and vertical markets ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • What is the REACH of your exposure?

    Margarethe Jaroszewski of 3E Company looks at the extra burden REACH Exposure Scenarios will bring The REACH Regulation went into effect on 1 June 2007, simplifying but also complicating the compliance work for companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe. As a result, all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing or using chemical substances on their own, in mixtures ...


    By 3E Company

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • REACH: How to prepare for the inspection?

    Inspections REACH: what are they? With the publication of Decree Sanctions (Legislative Decree no. 133/2009, published in the Official Gazette of 24/09/2009 ) which provides for the application of penalties in cases of non-compliance with the provisions of the REACH Regulation, began an intense program monitoring and verification by the ...


    By Selerant srl

  • 8 steps to comply with reach

    1 Understand REACH requirements Published on December 18, 2006, EU REACH Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006 sets out new requirements for the control of chemicals throughout the EU. While some provisions went into effect on June 1, 2007, the regulation is being implemented in phases over ten years. REACH affects all companies with European production or distribution of chemical substances, as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Reaching for success: exploring the impact of the EU`s REACH initiative

    The European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation requires all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing, or using chemical substances in Europe to examine their chemical inventory for substances within the scope of the regulation and to ensure compliance. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) manages the system. Key ...


    By 3E Company

  • Four mistakes which SMEs commonly make about REACH compliance – and how to correct them

    The EU REACH Regulation has been in force for several years, but still most companies are confused about how to comply with it; it doesn't help that some of the legal text and official guidance is unclear on some key issues. Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable since they do not usually have in-house regulatory specialists able to grapple with the many volumes of ...


  • California Strives to Reach 50 Percent

    IN 1989, California passed historic legislation that sought to radically decrease the amount of materials deposited in the state’s landfills. Authored by State Senator Byron Sher, Assembly Bill 939 mandated that municipalities and counties divert 25 percent of their waste from landfilling by 1995, and 50 percent by the end of 2000. Coupled with significant amounts of financial support, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Reach: Applying the New Article Interpretation

    On September 10th, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) completely changed1 the longstanding interpretation of what constitutes an article under the European Union’s (EU) REACH Regulation2 . Doing so clarified a conflict with respect to the definition, while placing an unprecedented burden on producers of complex articles. Under the revised so-called “French ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 3rd Recommendation for REACH Authorization List

    The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) continues with its efforts to tighten restrictions on using Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The ECHA officially recommended on December 20, 2011 a further 13 SVHC as candidates for the Authorization List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) to the European Commission. This third set of recommendations could expand Annex XIV to 27 ...


    By SGS

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