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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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Japan – Poisonous and Deleterious Substances List Update 2020

by Yuko Howell On April 28, 2020, the names of 16 substances were published by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to be...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

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US/Canada Issue Joint Guidance on Hazard Communication Requirements

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently posted to their website joint guidance with Health Canada on hazard communication...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

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Health Canada Issues Interim CCPSA/FDA Policy Concerning Household Cleaning Products and Hand/Body Soaps

by Beth A. Raper On April 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada issued an interim policy to address the recent extraordinary demand...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

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Measures Adopted in Europe to Help Increase the Supply of Hand Sanitisers and Disinfectants

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD and Susana Planas MunGavin, MSc Due to current strains on the supply chain for hand sanitiser and other disinfecting products, legislative...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

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Australia Releases the List of Chemicals with High Hazards for Categorisation

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM In March 2020, Australia’s National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published a list of chemicals with high hazards...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

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US EPA Issues Temporary Amendment to Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 98-10: EPA Registered Disinfectants

by Darlene Susa-Anderson On March 31, 2020, the US EPA issued a temporary amendment to Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 98-10 in an effort to improve...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

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EPA Amends CDR Regulations

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published two final rules to amend the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations under...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

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Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/507 Increases Number of Dossiers Subject to Evaluation under REACH up to 20%

by Dr. Martina Schneider Evaluation under the REACH regulation refers to the process that ECHA and the member states use to review information submitted via...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

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Chemical Inventory in Russia Underway: May 1st Deadline for Notification Draws Near

by Konstantin Pimenov The May 1, 2020 deadline to nominate chemicals (i.e., to perform simple notification) to the inventory is quickly approaching; however, the subsequent...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

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Vietnam Amends the Administrative Requirements for Several Regulations Associated with the Management of Chemicals

by Thuy Dang On February 5, 2020, the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 17/2020/ND-CP to amend several requirements for businesses that are under the management...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

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7 Digital Chemical Marketing Strategies

Because of in-person event cancellations, many companies are having to adjust their 2020 chemical marketing plans. The scramble to shift to new digital marketing tactics...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

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California Requires Online SDS for Cosmetics and Disinfectants Containing Hazardous Ingredients

by Chelsea Lane Beginning on July 1, 2020, California manufacturers and importers of any “hazardous substance or mixture of hazardous substances that constitutes a cosmetic”...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

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FDA’s Final Rule on Hand Sanitizers Becomes Effective April 13, 2020

by Patricia Manteghi On April 13th, 2020, a rulemaking from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from last year will become effective. The final...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

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TSCA Work Continues, Despite COVID-19

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM Despite the ongoing pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) has been very busy implementing the Toxic...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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NIOSH Releases CIB on Occupational Risk Assessment Practices

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) on NIOSH Practices in Occupational...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

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U.S. EPA Designates Low-Priority Substances

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On February 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a notice designating 20 chemical substances...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

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U.S. EPA Codifies Inspection Procedures

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a final rule to codify the major elements...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

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