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U.S. NIOSH Publishes IDLH Values for Three Chemicals

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)  published Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value Profile documents...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

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Amendment to REACH Annex II published

by Charlotte Blackburn, Ph.D. The latest amendment to REACH Annex II, which sets out the requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets (SDS), was...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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China Approves National Standards on Volatile Organic Compounds

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On March 4, 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) jointly published...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

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Colombia Publishes A Proposed Decree for the Establishment of a Hazardous Chemicals Inventory

by Susana Planas MunGavin, MSc On July 13, 2020, the Ministry of Environment published a draft Decree which will entail the establishment of a Hazardous...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

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Australia Discontinues Publication of Chemical Gazette

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM The Australia Chemical Gazette, which was published online on the first Tuesday of every month, was discontinued for publication on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

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Korea Will Require Pre-Approval for Protection of CBI under K-OSHA Amendments

by June Kang On June 8, 2020, South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) proposed amendments to the Standards for Classification and Labeling of...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

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B2B Chemical Marketing and the Buyer Journey

Sales and marketing professionals know that the buyer journey isn’t a linear path for most customers. Making buying decisions often includes multiple steps and many...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

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New EU Endocrine Disruptor Website Announced

by Brigitta Liber The Danish EPA has launched a new website as of the 2nd of June 2020 identifying substances with potential for endocrine disrupting...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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Italy updates mandatory Occupational Exposure Limit Values for Chemical Agents

by Susana Planas MunGavin, MSc In May 2, 2020, the Ministry of Labor adopted an Interministerial Decree for the substitution of Annex XXXVIII to Legislative...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

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Australia Delays Transition Period for Adoption of GHS Revision 7

by Darlene Susa-Anderson Earlier this year, Safe Work Australia announced the decision to move to Revision 7 of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

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New Zealand Seeks Second Consultation on Adoption of GHS Revision 7

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM In June 2020, New Zealand’s EPA launched a second round of public consultation to solicit feedback on the adoption of...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

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China Publishes Catalogue of Specially Controlled Hazardous Chemicals

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM In June 2020, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

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EPA Adds PFAS to TRI

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

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Transitioning to Australia’s New Inventory

by Elizabeth M. Cahill On July 1, 2020, the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) will become the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC). Major...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

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China Officially Launches the National Internet Platform for Hazardous Chemicals

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On May 18, 2020, China’s National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) officially launched the National Internet Service Platform for Hazardous...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

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EPA Amends Small Manufacturer Definition under TSCA Section 8(a)

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to amend the definition of small manufacturer for...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

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Philippines Issues Several Memorandum Circulars Regarding the PMPIN, PICCS and PCL Requirements

by Thuy Dang The Philippines Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), recently published three Memorandum Circulars regarding the...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

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PHMSA Releases Final Rule HM-215O

by Kevin Skerrett PHMSA finally published HM-215O as a Final Rule on Monday May 11, 2020. It is effective as of that date (with one...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

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Proposed Second Amendment of Annex VIII to CLP to Address Workability Issues:

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD Annex VIII of the CLP, on the harmonisation of information relating to emergency response, was adopted in March 2017; following this,...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

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Japan Adopts a Positive List System to Manage Food Contact Materials (FCM)

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published Notification No. 196 of 2020 regarding Revising Specifications and Standards for Foods,...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

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Draft Resolution to further implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in Colombia in the Workplace

by Susana Planas MunGavin, MSc Colombia’s Decree 1496 of August 6, 2018 brought the Colombian legal system relating to the classification of hazardous chemicals in...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

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China Issues Final Measures on Registrations of New Chemical Substances for Environmental Management

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On April 29, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) issued the final...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

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Health Canada Issues Interim Policy for Cleaning Products in the Workplace

by Tammy J. Murphy Similar to the increase in demand for household cleaning products due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a potential increase in...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

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International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Extends Implementation Deadline of the 49th Amendment

by Dr. Percefoni Doufou-Shafiq On April 2nd, 2020, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) announced the extension of the implementation deadline of the 49th Amendment to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

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