Hazardous Materials Regulations 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

  • 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

  • What does the soon mandatory RoHS certification mean for Lufft products?

    Up to now RoHS wasn’t mandatory for us because we were affected by an exception rule concerning monitoring and control instruments. This exception will end on July 22, 2017 meaning that all products on the market need to be compliant with the RoHS regulations henceforward. If we couldn’t ensure this, we aren’t allowed to further sell and export them. As an environmental ...

  • 12 New Substances Added To ECHA REACH Authorization List

    The European Commission (ECHA) has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its REACH Authorization List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. These latest additions take the total number of chemical substances that are subject to Authorization to 43. Background The REACH Authorization process identifies chemical substances that can have serious ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary nature of product development.

    It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • Final Rule Pre-Publication: Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) (HM-215N)

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, and 180 [Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0273 (HM-215N)] RIN 2137-AF18 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous ...

  • 6 Typical electrical hazards in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? Electrical shock is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and almost every day approximately one electrocution, 10 disabling injuries and 100 electrical shocks are reported. What’s the Danger? There are four main electricity-related injuries:  Electrocution; Shock, which is caused when ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Bioconservacion at the CEPSA Chemical Plant

    CEPSA continues to trust in Bioconservacion solutions for the prevention of corrosion in electrical control rooms. In CEPSA's different refineries we have already installed equipment to regulate corrosion and pressurisation in electrical rooms. We recently published an article on this subject on our blog; to read the article ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • RoHS Directive: Industry Group Challenges Exemption Recommendations

    A group of industry associations has told the European Union Commission it does not agree with recommendations on how to handle Pack 9 exemptions under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The Cross-Industry Project, also known as the Umbrella Project, includes over 34 industry associations around the world. The group submitted their feedback in July 2016, shortly ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 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.

  • California Department Of Toxic Substances Control Announces New Members Of Green Ribbon Science Panel

    On June 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced three new members of the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP). The new members are Jack Linard, Ph.D., Personal Care Regulatory Affairs Team for Unilever North America; Elaine Cohen Hubal, Ph.D., Deputy National Program ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What Are Full Material Disclosures? [VIDEO]

    Successful companies are always looking for ways to streamline their business, find efficiencies and lower costs. Within materials compliance departments, the best way for companies to achieve this is through the collection of full material disclosures (FMDs) from their supply chain. Instead of requesting material declarations for specific substances, full material disclosures allow companies ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • Top Warehouse Hazards and How to Solve Them

    Injuries may seem like just another part of the job at warehouses, but in most cases it doesn’t have to be that way! Proper training, tools, and technique help avoid what the folks at Premier Handling Solutions have identified as some of the top warehouse safety hazards: ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Heavy Metal Compliance per RoHS Directive - Case Study

    Background Compliance with RoHS (or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) is an important issue in manufacturing today. RoHS has been constantly evolving since its original adoption in the EU as RoHS 2002/95/EC in 2003. Its full name is “Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.” As the ...


  • Tof-HRMS: Rescuing low-exposure bioanalysis applications from chemical noise

    The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) is considered the gold standard for quantification. However, for some low-exposure applications, ...


    By Waters Corporation

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