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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 ...

  • CEM India 2017

    Environnement S.A together with its subsidiaries PCME Ltd, SWR Engineering and Cairpol, as leading manufacturers of complete continuous air pollution, in-stack emissions measurement systems, monitoring solutions for process optimization as well as related data acquisition and processing software look forward to participating at CEM India 2017. Booths 9&10 the Group will be demonstrating ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brazil Inches Forward On Industrial Chemicals Regulation Implementation

    The Acta Group (Acta®) has been closely tracking the development of Brazil’s Industrial Chemicals Regulation (Regulação de Substâncias Químicas Industriais, or Regulação), which still only exists in draft form. As discussed in our  ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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); ...

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • WEBINAR - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive

    The Central and South American chemical regulatory environment continues to be one that is challenging to understand, navigate, and manage from a business perspective.  These challenges most often stem from one of three aspects:  a lack of knowledge concerning the regulatory and governmental authority structure; a challenge in determining which regulations (local, national, and/or trade ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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