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  • 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 ...

  • Compact, pre-fabricated chemical storage building meets fire safety regulations for storing landscape chemicals

    Landscape superintendents and maintenance professionals meet fire safety regulations and avoid liability arising from soil and groundwater contamination by using a Chemical Storage Building from SAFETY STORAGE to contain and store flammables, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other hazardous materials and equipment. The pre-fabricated Chemical Storage Building features a compact, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • House approves bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years. The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee. Both bills would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that now are unregulated. The bills also ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are far weaker than rules used by other countries. The U.S Chemical Safety Board is the first federal agency to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and the environment. The bill is proposed by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., who call it a commonsense update to a 1976 law ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • 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); ...

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • Chemical Management Software helps Electric Company stay ahead of Regulators

    VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON and ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – Safetec Compliance Systems, Inc., has become the chemical management solution provider for one of the nation’s most successful electric companies, PPL Corporation. To better manage its chemicals and stay ahead of regulators, PPL needed a solution that could centrally manage chemical compliance data, integrate with existing systems ...

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for 2012 Global Chemical Regulations Conference

     This year's Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Expo returns to Baltimore, MD, and will take place March 5-7, 2012.  The event is an ideal venue to bring chemical industry professionals up to speed on the latest chemical management regulations, both domestic and foreign. Attendees are invited to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to interact with experts in policy ...

  • Chemicals risk assessment: evidence-evaluation methods analysed for nine EU regulations

    The use of two methods to systematise evidence-evaluation methods is reviewed in nine EU regulations dealing with chemicals risk assessment. The majority of frameworks were found to promote the use of ‘weight of evidence’ or ‘systematic review’-style approaches, but the study found a lack of structured, consistent and detailed guidance for these approaches. The researchers ...

  • Nearly 50 Texas companies to be impacted by EU chemical regulations

    More than 30 chemicals made or imported by companies in Texas – including Exxon Mobil, Shell, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Equistar – have been classified as dangerous by the European Union (EU). As a result, these companies will be directly affected by controls imposed under the EU's new chemicals regulation, concludes Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in a report released today, Across the Pond: ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

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