right-to-know label Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products

    From Vermont to Washington, an increasing number of states are requiring companies to report their use of chemicals of concern When evidence started to mount a few years ago around the adverse health effects of bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting chemical that’s used in many plastics, the marketplace took note. Companies found themselves under pressure to stop using BPA ...


    By Ensia

  • Nutrition Labels for Products

    In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as more sustainable. Here’s how to get it done. You know your product is environmentally friendly. It’s more sustainable because your company has reduced resource use and improved the product’s recyclability. There’s a way to show that: take advantage of the ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Understanding New Food Labeling Regulations: White Paper

    A new white paper from METTLER TOLEDO examines the impact of the recent BRC Food Safety Issue 7 changes on global legislation standards and regulations in respect of the statutory information displayed on packaging and labels. As food production continues to grow as a global enterprise, global food manufacturers must increasingly strive to educate themselves on the ever-shifting ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • The role of carbon labelling in tackling climate change

    A new report on carbon labelling has concluded that consumers want reliable, trustworthy information that will help them to make decisions which benefit the environment.  They also want to be able to trust retailers and their suppliers in making some of those decisions for them. The report, entitled ‘Check-out Carbon’, was produced by Forum for the Future and sponsored by Lloyd's Register. It ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Green labels: The walk behind the talk - `Biodegradable`

    The word “biodegradable” is probably one of the easiest green labels to understand, so one may assume it is also the least likely to be subject to false claims. However, the term is still interpreted very loosely and frequently used on products that are toxic, that break down into harmful environmental contaminants, or that can take many decades, even centuries, to decompose. On top ...


    By green24

  • Respecting The Autonomy of European and American Consumers: Defending Positive Labels on Gm Foods

    In her recent article, Does autonomy count in favor of labeling genetically modified food?, Kirsten Hansen argues that in Europe, voluntary negative labeling of non-GM foods respects consumer autonomy just as well as mandatory positive labeling of foods with GM content. She also argues that because negative labeling places labeling costs upon those consumers that want to know whether food is GM, ...


    By Springer

  • Hot Source: Supply Chain Risk Management, EU Food Labelling Regulations, Live Cockroach Traps and More

    Supply chain management remains at the top of the Hot Source agenda Some of the key findings of SGS’s global industry survey on “Supply Chain Risk Management: How vulnerable is your supply chain”, completed by industries in 48 different countries, have been included in this issue. A full account of our survey results will be included in a new white paper, ...


    By SGS

  • Rust-Oleum Europe Addresses EU Compliance Deadlines with Standardized Safety Data Sheets and Labels

    Rust-Oleum Europe is part of RPM International Inc., one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers. RPM employs approximately 10,000 workers in 94 plants across 22 countries and sells its products in 150 countries worldwide. As a multi-national business unit, Rust-Oleum Europe is committed to complying with all of the different laws and regulations of the European Union countries where its ...


    By IHS

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Augmentation of anti–tumour activity of cisplatin by pectin nano–conjugates in B–16 mouse model: pharmacokinetics and in–vivo biodistribution of radio–labelled, hydrophilic nano–conjugates

    Nanoconjugates have matured from simple devices to multifunctional, biodegradable, non–toxic and non–immunogenic constructs, capable of delivering synergistically functioning drugs in vivo. The present study evaluates the efficacy of drug polymer self folding nano–conjugates of pectin–cisplatin to enhance blood circulating levels of cisplatin. Physical characterisation was done by DLS, zeta ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioconcentration and depuration of 14C‐labeled 17‐α‐ethinyl estradiol and 4‐nonylphenol in individual organs of the marine bivalve, Mytilus edulis L.

    Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs), including 17‐α‐ethinyl estradiol (EE2) and 4‐nonylphenol (4‐NP), enter coastal environments primarily in effluents of wastewater treatment facilities, and have become ubiquitous in marine surface waters, sediments and biota. Although EE2 and 4‐NP have been detected in marine shellfish, the kinetics of bioconcentration and their tissue distribution have ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How To Complete A Soil Test The Right Way

    A soil test should be one of the first steps you take in your landscape plan. Many of us never take this important first step, which contributes, to wasted resources and wasted time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says soil testing is an “essential” tool that provides information on fertility and pH. Testing also indicates ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

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