Chemical Labeling Articles

  • Syngenta Settles with EPA on Alleged Label Violations

    On September 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it settled an enforcement matter with Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC (Syngenta or Respondent) via a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) concerning EPA’s allegations that Syngenta violated the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • EPA’s Discretion on Whether to Require Inert Ingredients Disclosure Upheld

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Court) issued an opinion dismissing the complaint and denying the motion for summary judgment of the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (CEH, et al.), and granting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion for summary judgment. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - UL The Wercs upgrades Nazdar’s labeling capabilities providing efficiency and flexibility

    Situation With four manufacturing facilities and 13 branch locations worldwide, Nazdar is the largest ink manufacturer in North America. In business nearly 90 years, the company offers the most comprehensive selection of inks available to the market from a single source. The company provides extensive regulatory compliance training to manufacturing associations and printers, making its ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Case study - Celanese centralizes global hazard communications with The WERCS

    The Situation Celanese Corporation is a global producer of industrial chemicals, high-performance polymers and acetate fibers. The company has more than 9,000 employees with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, Celanese has relied on The WERCS to provide material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring and managing capabilities in North America. As Celanese expanded ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Case study - Summit leveraged UL The Wercs to reach its goal of obtaining ISO 21469 certification

    Summit Industrial Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Klüber Lubrication, is a leading manufacturer of specialty lubricants and lubricant technology. Summit manufactures more than 5,000 products in its three North American facilities, creating and maintaining over 25,000 labels to fulfill health and safety requirements. Maintaining proper labeling for its products is paramount for Summit. ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Louis Vuitton`s parisian headquarter chose Bramidan’s low profile X25 and saved up to 1500 € per month on collections - Case Study

    Seeking to streamline processing costs for packaging waste, the world's leading luxury company Louis Vuitton has installed a low profile X25 baler in its Parisian premises, with a overall height that does not exceed 1885 mm. Space really matters at Louis Vuittons headquarters located in the heart of Paris 1st borough. The waste deposit is located in a narrow space saturated with containers, all ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • New and Improved Packaging and Label Design for P-80 Emulsion

    International Products Corporation (IPC) is pleased to announce the debut of a new metric container and updated package design for the pint size of P-80® Emulsion temporary rubber assembly lubricant.  A new 475 mL bottle will replace the 1 pint container; it will be available in cases of 6 and 12. For those wishing to utilize a sprayer with the new bottle, a case of 6 ...

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    A brief summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (40 CFR Parts 260 through 265, 268, 270, 273, and 279) The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Global Regulatory Update for October 2015

    AUSTRALIA NICNAS Will Publish Reforms Implementation Plan Consultation Paper And Consultation Workshops: The October 6, 2015, issue of The NICNAS Bulletin includes an item on the National Industrial ...


    By Acta Group

  • GHS Around the World: Not Quite the Harmonized System it's Supposed to Be

    You would be hard-pressed to walk into a workplace anywhere in the world and not observe diamond pictograms on containers and binders of safety data sheets (SDSs). Pictograms on labels and SDSs are just two components of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS requires chemical manufacturers and employers to determine the intrinsic hazards of ...

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • How can I safely manage storage of chemicals on my site?

    Most laboratories or industrial sites store chemicals of different hazard classes. On their own these each present certain hazards, but when mixed the danger can increase significantly. Storing your chemicals safely on site is crucial in preventing incompatible groups from mixing. Certain groups will react vigorously with others presenting hazards such as fire, release of gases or ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • NGOs File Suit Regarding Inert Ingredients’ Disclosure

    On June 24, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (Plaintiffs) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding a 2014 decision by EPA not to proceed with a rulemaking to require disclosure of hazardous inert ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM BIODIESEL BUSINESS PLAN

    Calophyllum inophyllum and its common English label is Alexandrian laurel is a coastal tree with a grey or black bark. It grows 12 to 14 metres high, has thick, dark leaves, each with a prominent mid-rib and parallel veins.. Its clustered flowers, blooming in winter, are white and fragrant. The fruit is spherical with a smooth, greenish-yellow skin.By using Calophyllum inophyllum tree for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 3E Company Adds GHS Enhancements to SDS Authoring Platform

    Environmental health and safety compliance and information management services provider 3E Company has released MSDgen 6.54, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. With this latest release, customers have access to new features and regulatory updates, including expanded regulatory information to support compliance with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized ...


    By 3E Company

  • Used Oil vs. Waste Oil – What’s the difference?

    Nice overview of differences between waste oil and used oil. I had thought most of us had a clear understanding of the difference between these two types of oil waste streams but during a recent ISO audit I encountered a site who labeled all of their used oil as “waste oil”. While these terms sound interchangeable there can be differences in how they are managed. ...

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