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  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Proposed EU Biocidal Products Regulation Addresses Nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California releases draft regulation for safer consumer products

    California consumers worried about toxic chemicals in the products they purchase have a brighter future with the release of a draft regulation for the design of safer products. Released by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products will implement a key component of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger"s Green Chemistry Initiative, which he ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DTSC releases proposed safer consumer products regulations

    On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. The Regulations are the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. DTSC's implementing ...

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • New Formaldehyde Regulations Impact Wood Products

    LA Testing provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 7th, 2010 This summer President Barack Obama signed into law a bill limiting the amount of formaldehyde emissions from some composite wood products.  The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act amends ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Proposed EU biocidal products regulation addresses nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Acta Group

  • MA DEP mercury regulations

    Name & Citation of Regulation(s) Collection, Recycling, Labeling and Sales Ban of Mercury-added Products; and Disposal Prohibition of Mercury-added Products in Solid Waste–310 CMR 19.00 (amended), 74.00 (amended), 75.00 (amended), 76.00 (added). Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes Signed into law in July 2006, the “Massachusetts ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • DTSC Delays Implementation of Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a December 23, 2010, letter from Linda S. Adams, California's Secretary for Environmental Protection to Assembly Member Mike Feuer, the author of the 2008 law (A.B. 1879) that would require regulations to address chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. In the letter, Secretary Adams responded to Feuer's letter ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California Releases Revised Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations for Comment

    On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released revisions to its safer consumer product alternatives regulations for a 15-day comment period. The proposed regulations pertain to the identification and prioritization of chemicals of concern in consumer products, evaluation of their alternatives, and regulatory responses for selected alternatives. CDTSC ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Revised Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On January 30, 2013, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revised proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Revised Proposed Regulations). The Revised Proposed Regulations are subject to a 30-day comment period, ending February 28, 2013. Memoranda providing background information are available ...


    By Acta Group

  • DTSC Releases Revised Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On January 30, 2013, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revised proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Revised Proposed Regulations). The Revised Proposed Regulations are subject to a 30-day comment period, ending February 28, 2013. Memoranda providing background information are available ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

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