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ECHA Opens Public Consultations for Harmonised Classifications of Five Substances

by Dr. Eleanor Grimes The public has until October 11th 2019 to comment on proposed harmonised classifications for five new substances. The substances, listed below,...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

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ECHA Publishes Guidance on Occupational Exposure Limits

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP An agreement between the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been reached for ECHA to regularly review occupational...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

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Taiwan Amends Agro-Pesticides Labeling Management Regulation

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. On August 5, 2019, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Gazette Online published the amendment of Agro-pesticides Labeling Management Regulation (農藥標示管理辦法), which was made...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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Marketing Trends and How They Impact Sales

Marketing is changing fast, and it can be hard to keep up with new marketing trends.  In fact, an Adobe survey found that 76% of...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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Poison Centres: A Guide for Annex VIII Compliance [slideshow]

Do you need to submit a Poison Centre Notification? In an attempt to harmonise Poison Centre information across the EU, Annex VIII to CLP was published...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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Ireland and United Kingdom Enforce Further Regulations Impacting Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)

by Susana Planas MunGavin In the United Kingdom, the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2019...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

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EPA Proposes to Regulate Certain PBT Chemicals

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed rule, under Section 6(h) of the...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

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Vietnam Publishes New National Technical Regulations on Workplace Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)

by Thuy Dang Since October 2002 the Vietnamese Decision No. 3733/2002/QD-BYT of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been a basis for labor hygiene requirements....

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

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Creating a Data Program for Your Company

  Do you find yourself getting lost in chemical marketing data? With ever-improving data analytic technology, it is easy to be overwhelmed with all the...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

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Using SMART Goals for Your Chemical Marketing

When creating a marketing campaign, the most important question you can ask yourself is “What do I want to accomplish with this campaign?” A good...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

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Four New Substances Added to the Candidate List

by Eleanor Grimes Four new substances were added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 16 July 2019 due to concerns over their effects on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

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Canada Publishes Proposed Amendment Adding Substances to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

by Tammy J. Murphy Canada recently published a proposal that would add substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Schedule 1, List...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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China Seeks Public Comments on the Draft New Chemical Substances Registration Measures

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On July 9, 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the draft “Measures on the Environmental Management of...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

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Canada Proposes Regulations Governing Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products

by Tammy J. Murphy In the 29 June 2019 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I, proposed Regulations addressing Formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

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Canada Publishes Orders Adding Substances to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

by Tammy J. Murphy Canada recently published two separate Orders adding substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Schedule 1, List of...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

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Canada Publishes Proposed Regulations for VOC Concentration Limits for Certain Products

by Tammy J. Murphy In the 6 July 2019 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I, proposed Regulations addressing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) concentration limits...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

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NIOSH Releases Technical Report on the Occupational Exposure Banding Process

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released Technical Report: The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

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Thailand’s New Proposed Chemical Regulatory Scheme

by Nathan Kongprachaya Thailand published a Draft Chemical Act (CA) which will replace the currently effective Hazardous Substance Act (HSA) and its amendments – the...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

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Japan – GHS Classification and Labeling/SDS Standards Are Now Aligned with the Revision 6

by Yuko Howell Japanese Industrial Standards (JISs), Z 7252 – Classification of Chemicals Based on “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)”...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

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ECHA Enforcement to Target Mixture Classifications

by Alexis Sumner Since mid-2015, European Union (EU) Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) have been required to be written in compliance with Annex II of the...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

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8th Revision of GHS Is Now Available

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On June 12, 2019, the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

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Converting Data into Action: Learn How to Turn Data into Profit

With new technological advances, mountains of data are available to marketing professionals. Marketers can easily get lost in this information if they look at the...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): A Brief Regulatory Overview

What are VOCs? VOCs are chemicals that are organic and vaporize at normal temperatures and pressure. They are the leading cause of smog and ground-level...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

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FDA Issues Final Rule on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

by Beth Raper On April 12, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC). The...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

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