hazardous materials data News

  • EPA seeks data about nanoscale materials

    What are the human health and environmental risks and benefits of nanoscale chemical products? That’s what EPA wants to find out with its just-announced Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). Engineered nanoscale materials range in size from 1-100 nanometers (nm), and may have very different properties than the same materials at a larger scale. “This program will help strengthen the ...

  • EPA resolves violations with four Guam companies for hazardous materials reporting failures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resolved violations with four Guam companies for their failure to report to emergency planners the amount of diesel fuel and other hazardous chemicals stored at their facilities, a violation of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). Each of the four companies paid $2,000 each and corrected their violations by submitting ...

  • ASTM E680 - 79(2011)e1 standard test method for drop weight impact sensitivity of solid-phase hazardous materials

    This test method does not require an overall rigid standardization of the apparatus. Samples are tested either unconfined or confined in confinement cups. For confined tests, some of the important cup parameters, such as cup material, cup wall thickness, and fit between the cup and the striking pin, are standardized. Data generated from unconfined and confined tests will not, in general, exhibit ...


    By ASTM International

  • Easy-to-use workplace control scheme for hazardous materials (EMKG) now available in HSE software

    The HSE software, EcoWebDesk, has been released in version 6.3 with significant innovations for the “Easy-to-use workplace control scheme for hazardous materials” (Einfaches Maßnahmenkonzept Gefahrstoffe, EMKG). As of now risk assessments in the management of hazardous materials are tailored around the EMKG version 2.2 of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By EcoIntense GmbH

  • EnviroScience Opens Nashville Office and Expands Capabilities into Hazardous Materials and Ecological Damage Assessments

    EnviroScience, Inc. has opened a Nashville, Tennessee office and has hired local employees with extensive chemistry and toxicology backgrounds.  The new office will bring additional capabilities of ecological damage assessments and HAZMAT cleanup solutions to the business.  In addition, the office is expected to greatly expand EnviroScience's key business area of biological monitoring ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • Korea Publishes List of Potential GHS Classifications and Plans to Issue New Material Safety Data Sheet Rules

    Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as "hazardous" for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and ...


    By Acta Group

  • 3E Company launches 3E integrated MSDS data for MSDgen to streamline development of accurate hazard communication documentation

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen. The solution features the integration of 3E’s material safety data sheet (MSDS) management service with its MSDgen® MSDS authoring system. It brings powerful data-sharing capabilities that ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 3E Company Announces Internationalization of Award-Winning Material Safety Data Sheet Management System

    3E Online®-MSDS 5.1 and Global MSDS Attachments Module available to satisfy the requirements of the international marketplace Wednesday, August 23, 2006 — 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3E Online-MSDS 5.1, an internationalized version of 3E Online-MSDS, 3E ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Korea Publishes List of Potential GHS Classifications and Plans to Issue New Material Safety Data Sheet Rules

    Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as "hazardous" for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 3E company launches 3E integrated MSDS data for MSDgen to streamline development of accurate hazard communication documentation

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen. The solution features the integration of 3E’s material safety data sheet (MSDS) management service with its MSDgen® MSDS authoring system. It brings powerful data-sharing capabilities that ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Korea publishes list of potential GHS classifications and plans to issue new material safety data sheet rules

    Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as "hazardous" for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Does your company have a product that you need a Material Safety Data Sheet for?

    The majority of commercially available products need to have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provided by the manufacturer or distributor. MSDS is designed to provide the user of the product with important information about the product related to the components and particularly the proper procedures for handling or working with the product. MSDS's include information such as physical data ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • NIOSH Requests Data on CNTs

    Yesterday the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice announcing that it “intends to evaluate the scientific data on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and develop appropriate communication documents, such as an Alert and/or Current Intelligence Bulletin [CIB], which will convey the potential health risks and recommend measures for the safe handling ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Robust processes thanks to early hazard identification

    Chemists developing products and processes within this industry face many challenges when transferring a lab scale reaction to the pilot or production scale. A process investigation is a lengthy, expensive and iterative process in which many experiments are necessary in order to fully optimize and characterize a piece of chemistry. In many cases, a hazard investigation is only carried out once ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I(Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Acta Group

  • Canada Publishes Proposed Hazardous Products Regulation

    On August 9, 2014, the Government of Canada published in Gazette I (Vol. 148, no. 32) a proposal for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulatory proposal seeks to align current systems for classification, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and labels with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • IAQ Test Kit Identifies Formaldehyde Hazards

    Earlier this year, the company behind a popular hair straightening product came to a settlement agreement with the Attorney General of California.  The Brazilian Blowout hair product had made headlines across the nation due to concerns over potential exposure to formaldehyde for both hairstylists and the general public.  The agreement now requires the product manufacturer to warn ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Proposes Policy on Nanoscale Materials in Pesticide Products

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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