chemical safety regulation Articles

  • The CoSHH Solution!

    The health of thousands of individuals continues to be affected by exposure to hazardous substances, carcinogens and chemicals in the workplace. The government created the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) regulations to ensure employers control chemical exposure and promote good health in the work place at all ...


    By Sevron Safety Solutions

  • Charles M. Auer Quoted By Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Discussing EPA Regulation of New Chemicals

    On June 14, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Pledges Long-Term Elimination of New Chemicals Backlog.” The percentage of new chemicals the EPA has regulated before and since the [Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act] ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cradle to Grave

    COMPLIANCE Recent regulatory activity in North America, Europe and Asia has given a clear signal that chemical producers will be held responsible for their products through the entire life cycle. To help manage those responsibilities, 3E Company’s growing suite of software systems and services now offers compliance assistance from R&D right through to disposal. 3E Company started business in ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Specific environmental release categories—A tool for improving chemical safety assessment in the EC—report of a multi‐stakeholder workshop

    In April 2011, experts from industry and authorities met for a workshop to discuss experience and future developments regarding the use of specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) in chemicals safety assessment (CSA) under the European Chemicals Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). This article provides a summary of the workshop. It briefly ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate EPW committee holds hearing on TSCA reform bill

    On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). Supporters of S. 697 maintain that it significantly ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. senate EPW committee passes TSCA reform legislation

    On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW Committee) passed by a 15-5 vote a version of S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This action by the EPW Committee paves the way for consideration of S. 697 -- legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) -- by the full U.S. Senate. The authors of S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Japan’s new era of chemical management - coming up this April

    2010 and 2011 will be challenging years for companies manufacturing, importing or handling chemical substances in Japan. Major amendments 20 May 2009 to the “Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc” (or Chemical Substances Control Law), sometimes referred to as Japanese REACH, will soon come into effect in two phases: 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2011. ...

  • The Volatile Issue of Reactive Chemicals

    Regulation of “reactive” chemicals -- chemicals that become unstable under certain conditions -- has been the subject of debate for years. Underlying the debate, and perhaps fueling it, is the fact that reactive chemicals are involved in many accidents. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB’s) 2002 report addressing reactive chemicals, entitled “Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recent federal developments in chemical regulation, pesticides, occupational health and safety and related areas

    On January 22, 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report adding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to a list of federal programs, policies, and operations that are at a “high risk” for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. The report claims that the EPA program was added to the list because IRIS is at risk of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Japan`s Approach to Nanomaterials Management

    Unlike the EU, which has introduced labelling rules for cosmetics containing nanomaterials and has published a regulatory definition of the term “nanomaterials”, Japan has not yet developed any similar labelling requirements or definition. Currently, it has no jurisdictional framework specifically designed to address them, nor regulations containing provisions defining the size of ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service soil survey office laboratory safety guide

    Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970 for employee health and safety, laboratory safety has greatly improved as a result of regulation. Careful pre-planning has been shown to mitigate the potential health hazards of the laboratory environment. NRCS Soil Survey Office Laboratory workers need to assess potential hazards before executing any laboratory method or ...

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen ...

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Chinese GHS

    With the suite Selerant it is possible to manage the different implementations of the GHS around the world.  In particular this newsletter describes the Chinese GHS. Common doubts about the Chinese GHS The most common doubt about the Chinese ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Chemicals regulation in the Middle East - an overview

    Identifying, tracking, maintaining and complying with international chemical regulations has never been more important – or more complex. Tamar Szeps-Znaider of 3E Company provides an overview of developments in the Middle East. Companies of all sizes increasingly face challenges that result from globalisation in the marketplace and an increase in international initiatives to protect the health ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Industrial risk management and international agreements

    This paper presents a review of the management of industrial safety on the basis of international agreements and institutions. It is written from the viewpoint of the national or international regulator. Focus is given to major hazard risks related to the chemical process industry. Firstly, the key technical elements of the process to assess and manage industrial risks are described together with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • No Small Task: Regulating Nanotechnology To Ensure Safety, Maximize Benefits

    Nanotechnology is about engineering at the same size as large molecules like DNA, which is two nanometers wide — a nanometer is a billionth of a meter — or even smaller. Smallness has its virtues. Nanoscale zinc oxide diffracts light better, making a better sunscreen. Similarly, ultrathin nanoscale films are improving the efficiency of cell phone screens and photovoltaics. In the future, moving ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Proposed EPA Cuts Incense State Funding Proponents”

    On March 3, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on how proposed EPA budget cuts could impact the chemical and pesticides program. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that specializes in chemical and pesticide regulations, told ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Interpretation of aged sorption studies for pesticides and their use in EU regulatory leaching assessments

    First‐tier regulatory exposure assessments for pesticides assume that pesticide sorption is instantaneous and fully reversible. In EU regulatory guidance, an increase in sorption over time (‘aged sorption’) can be considered at the higher tier to refine predicted environmental concentrations in groundwater. Research commissioned by the UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD), funded by ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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