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  • Health Canada calls for proactive efforts to transition to WHMIS 2015

    A big deadline is approaching in Canada -- Full compliance with WHMIS 2015 is expected by 1 December 2018 across all Canadian jurisdictions. On 28 March 2018, Health Canada emailed two fact sheets addressing compliance with the Hazardous Products Regulations, otherwise known as WHMIS 2015. The fact sheets published by Health Canada are titled “ ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Industrial Hygiene Services and Safety Data Sheets Identify Chemical Exposure Risks in the Workplace

    In 2012, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)) was revised to require chemical manufacturers, distributors or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDS, to communicate the dangers of hazardous chemical products.   As of June 2015, the HCS requires that Safety Data Sheets be presented in a consistent ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmentally Sound

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of “universal wastes” regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, codified at Title 40 of the C.F.R., Part 273. 83 Fed. Reg. 11654. According to EPA, this action would benefit the many manufacturing facilities and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Korea’s MoE adopts K-REACH amendment and the K-BPR Enactment

    On 20 March 2018, Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced the adoption of amendments to the Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (K-REACH), along with the enactment of the Act on Safety Management of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides (K-BPR).   K-BPR K-BPR applies to biocides used in ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Identifying Chemical Exposure Risks and Utilizing Safety Data Sheets in Workplaces across Puerto Rico

    The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was revised in 2012 to require chemical manufacturers, distributors or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), to communicate the dangers of hazardous chemical products.   Beginning in June of 2015, the HCS required that Safety Data Sheets be presented in a consistent ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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