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  • A free tool to search by Chemical Name and CAS Number

    A great resource for quickly and easily searching Chemical Names and their CAS numbers is now available at ESdat Online.   Figure 1: Showing a search for a Chemical ...

  • EC Publishes Final Report of Nanocomput Project

    In July 2017, the European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) published a report entitled Evaluation of the availability and applicability of computational approaches in the safety assessment of nanomaterials:  Final report of the Nanocomput ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • States to tackle chemical safety issues

    Legislators in 30 states say they will announce bills to protect children and families from harmful chemicals in household products. Bills to be considered include bans on Bisphenol A, or BPA, and dangerous flame retardants in consumer products, requirements about chemicals used in manufacturing products intended for children, and resolutions calling on Congress to overhaul the 1976 Toxic ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Calls for Partnering on School Chemical Safety

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 23, 2007)  What should a school do with outdated chemicals that may have been sitting in the lab cabinet or storage closet for 20 years or more? EPA's Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign can help schools find partners to give advice in safe chemical removal and management.  EPA is challenging companies and other organizations with chemical expertise to be good ...

  • EPA recognizes organizations for improving chemical safety in schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring 11 organizations for promoting responsible chemical management and helping remove potentially dangerous chemicals from K-12 schools in their communities. Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), the organizations removed an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools. “This ...

  • House Chemicals Bill Would Undermine Health and Safety

    A House bill to overhaul federal oversight of the chemical industry would do more harm than good, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The bill, introduced late yesterday by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), chair of the House Environment and Economy Subcommittee, would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a 1976 law that is widely viewed as a failure. Daniel Rosenberg, senior ...

  • EPA to include employees in chemical safety inspections

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released interim guidance that would provide greater transparency in the agency’s chemical safety inspections process. Under the guidance, EPA inspectors will offer employees and employee representatives the opportunity to participate in chemical safety inspections. In addition, ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Promoting chemical safety and emergency preparedness in the chemical industry in China

    China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company Limited (Dow) today signed a joint project document to collaborate on promoting chemical safety and emergency preparedness in the chemical industry in China. The partnership will support the development of the safer production of chemicals and safety ...

  • EPA and European Chemicals Agency sign agreement to enhance chemical safety (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have announced a partnership that will promote enhanced technical cooperation on chemical management activities. The partnership is part of EPA's commitment to improve chemical safety. ECHA is the agency that implements the European Union’s chemical management program known as REACH (Registration, ...

  • California regulations to improve chemical product safety

    In the wake of celebrations where millions marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, California has taken a significant step toward fulfilling the vision of a world safe from toxic harm by releasing a blueprint for safer products. The Department of Toxic Substances Controls (DTSC) outline of Regulations for Safer Products gives the public its first look at how the regulatory arm of Governor ...

  • Commission strengthens legislation on safety at European chemical plants

    The European Commission today presented draft legislation to strengthen rules on the control of major accident hazards involving chemicals. The revision of the so-called Seveso II Directive will align the legislation to changes in EU chemicals law and will clarify and update other provisions. This includes introducing stricter inspection standards and improving the level and quality of ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • How to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report

    If a downstream user's use of a substance is not covered by the supplier's exposure scenarios, they have an option to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report. This practical guide gives advice and examples on how to prepare one, including how to: gather information on the substance; perform a chemical safety assessment; document the downstream user chemical safety ...

  • A Shared Commitment: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

    Caitlin Durkovich, Assistant Secretary Office of Infrastructure Protection U.S. Department of Homeland Security; David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor; Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response U.S. Environmental Protection Agency On August 1, 2013, the ...

  • New ECHA guidance document on chemical safety

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published Guidance on Chemical Safety Assessment in a Nutshell. The document is aimed at non-experts who would like to understand the legal requirements under REACH regarding the Chemical Safety Assessment. It provides an overview of what the Assessment is, how it is performed and documented. It also outlines the communication needs down the supply ...


  • Seven steps to successful safety usage and handling of chemicals

    The awareness of dangerous potentials in any field of work acitivity will always help reduce the likelihood of harm to people, when they themselves take appropriate safeguard actions.  Notably this requires effective communication of known phenomena and situations and at a level that persons involved can rapidly associate with their specific work activity and workplace.  The following ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • Rush and Waxman release toxic chemicals safety act

    On July 22, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (pdf). “The introduction of this legislation marks a major step ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • NCEC presents at the Chemical Safety Seminar in Mumbai

    NCEC presented at the ‘Chemical Safety Seminar: Standards and Regulations’ in Mumbai, a workshop jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Institute of Quality, New Delhi; and Sustainability Support Services (Europe) AB, Sweden. The seminar was also supported by India’s National Institute of Disaster Management; the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); ...

  • Chemical Safety Software releases EMS 4.0

    Chemical Safety Software has announced the release of version 4.0, of its industry-leading Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software.  Version 4.0 includes regulatory enhancements, multi-lingual capabilities and improved navigability. “All new releases are exciting, but 4.0 has some real game-changers,” said Robert Dunn, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chemical Safety.  “The ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • ECHA publishes concise guidance on chemical safety assessment

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the availability of its Guidance in a Nutshell: Chemical Safety Assessment, which is intended to assist industry in understanding the general provisions for conducting a Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA). ECHA states that the Guidance is aimed at non-experts who would like to understand the legal requirements under the Registration, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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