hazardous chemical regulation News

  • Riaz Zaman to Speak at the American Coatings Association Seminar

    The American Coatings Association will be hosting a seminar on Managing Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulation in the North American and European Marketplace on November 9-10, 2015 in New Orleans. Designed to assist professionals in the coatings industry comply with increasingly complex product stewardship requirements, this seminar will assist industry professionals comply with ...

  • NCEC announces new partnership for chemical emergency response service in China

    UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) – part of Ricardo-AEA – announces new partnership agreement with China’s National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) Agreement facilitates collaboration to provide a unique and truly global telephone emergency response service The new service – which goes live on 1st December – will be of particular ...

  • ePIC – a new IT-tool for exporters and importers of certain hazardous chemicals

    The new ePIC tool will fully replace the European Commission tool, EDEXIM, which is currently used for operations under the Prior Informed Consent Regulation (PIC). ePIC enables exporters, importers, Member States, the European Commission, customs and ECHA to play their roles in managing the export and import of very hazardous chemicals. ECHA has today launched a new IT-tool called ePIC, which ...

  • EU Member States approve world-wide rules for labelling of chemicals

    The European Commission welcomes the agreement by the EU Member States to align EU legislation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures to the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS). This new system will ensure that the same hazards will be described and labelled in the same way all around the world. By using internationally agreed classification criteria and ...

  • SGS to Present at LUXEPACK Monaco 23-25 October 2013 at Grimaldi Forum

    LUXE PACK MONACO, the leader show for creative packaging, will take place in Monaco at Grimaldi Forum on 23-25 October 2013. The event will gather together the world's leading specialists of packaging and materials serving cosmetics, perfumes, wine & spirits, watches, fashion, tobacco etc. SGS Global Technical Manager for Cosmetic, Personal Care and Household, Hubert Brundu, will ...


    By SGS

  • 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

  • FAA proposes $227,500 civil penalty against dover chemical

    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $227,500 civil penalty against Dover Chemical Corporation of Dover, Ohio, for alleged violations of federal hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleges that Dover Chemical offered sulfur monochloride, a hazardous material, to United Parcel Service for transportation by air from Hammond, Ind., to Dover on June 15, 2010. The hazardous ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Are you Gambling with Risk?

    Accidental exposure to chemicals in the working environment can have serious consequences. Workers’ health can be ruined and the legal and financial outcomes can destroy businesses. Careful and detailed Risk Assessment is an essential step towards protecting employee and employer alike. The new RisQ software package from Quality Systems International (QSI) is a unique tool that takes all the hard ...

  • Next-Phase GHS 2015 Deadlines Loom: Time to Re-Author, Re-Label, and Refocus on Mixtures

    Within the next 12-18 months, companies are facing multiple deadlines for various country adaptations of the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). These include major re-evaluations of how chemical mixtures and substances are classified, re-authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and re-labeling requirements for the U.S., the European ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Biotech Review Staff Prepares To Handle Engineered Microorganism TSCA Submissions

    On November 9, 2016, Inside EPA published “ New TSCA Requirements Raise Challenges To EPA Biotech Review Staff” (subscription required), outlining what EPA has done to adapt to revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requirements for engineered microorganisms. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the article ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Local firm to testify on use of chemicals

    By David Wichner A Tucson-based company aims to help shape the way the federal government regulates hazardous chemicals in the workplace. On Thursday, MC Technologies LLC will present recommendations to the U.S. Senate subcommittee on employment, safety and training, part of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The panel is considering changes to federal rules governing the ...

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    Join our live webinar sessions to explore how the different Rivo solution layers can benefit you and your organisation. Each session will last 30 minutes so we will keep these short but comprehensive and to the point. The March 2015 schedule can be found below. We look forward to welcoming you at these webinars! Hazardous Substance Management - Register here Tuesday, 3 March 2015 – 10am ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • MSDSonline Offers GHS Guarantee – Risk-Free MSDS Authoring for GHS Adoption by OSHA

    MSDSonline, the leading provider of on-demand MSDS management and authoring services, is making it easier for chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors to transition to the Globally Harmonized System in the United States by offering its GHS Guarantee for MSDSs authored into the US GHS format. Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with GHS, which is a global ...

  • California Releases Proposed Regulations for Safer Consumer Products

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) has released its proposed regulations for safer consumer product alternatives. Under the proposed regulations, CDTSC would create a list of chemicals that it deems toxic and believes could harm people or the environment. CDTSC would prioritize products containing those chemicals based upon such factors as the volume in commerce, the ...


    By Acta Group

  • China to implement globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals

    On March 12, 2011, China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued Decree 591, "Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals," which concerns the safe use of chemicals. The regulation is very wide ranging in scope and "sets the tone" for future chemicals legislation. As one of the more immediate impacts, State Decree 591 uses the National Standards GB 13690-2009 on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • China to Implement Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

    On March 12, 2011, China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued Decree 591, "Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals," which concerns the safe use of chemicals. The regulation is very wide ranging in scope and "sets the tone" for future chemicals legislation. As one of the more immediate impacts, State Decree 591 uses the National Standards GB 13690-2009 on the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NRDC: Dangerous Chemical in Soaps and Toothpaste Facing Closer Scrutiny

    Acting under pressure from a Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit, the U.S Food and Drug Administration today proposed a federal rule that, if finalized, would remove the potentially hazardous chemical triclosan from consumer body washes and hand soaps. “This is a good first step toward getting unsafe triclosan off the market,” said Mae Wu, an attorney in NRDC’s health ...

  • Know more about the effects of the chemicals we use in Europe

    There is now a new, easier way to find out about the chemicals we use on a daily basis. The information is available in three layers of complexity: the simple infocard, the more detailed brief profile and the full source data. The infocard gives a summary of the key information on a chemical substance in plain English. Users can read about the chemicals they are exposed to, where they are ...

  • Chemical exposures cost California $2.6 billion in 2004

    High mercury levels and more than 100 synthetic chemicals and pollutants have been found in breast milk, umbilical-cord blood, and other bodily tissues of California residents, yet state laws regulating hazardous chemicals have serious gaps and fail to protect public health and the environment, finds a new report by researchers at the University of California. As a result, diseases among ...

  • House science committee hears testimony on EPA’s health risk data

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment and Oversight subcommittees held hearings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) on September 6. Testimony was given by three experts from industry and academia — Dr. Kenneth Mundt, Ramboll Environ, Dr. James Bus, Exponent, and Dr. Thomas Burke, Johns Hopkins ...

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