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Australia Updates Model Codes of Practice for Hazardous Chemicals

September 16, 2020

On August 28th 2020, SafeWork Australia released a suite of new Model Codes of Practice (COPs) for hazardous chemicals.

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HSE Publishes Further Guidance on the Upcoming new UK REACH Rules Applicable from January 1, 2021

September 16, 2020

On September 1, 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published guidance on how to comply with REACH chemical regulations when using,...

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Two Delegated Acts on Annex VIII to EU CLP Adopted

September 15, 2020

On 31st August 2020, two delegated Acts on Annex VIII to CLP, on the harmonisation of information relating to emergency response, were adopted following a...

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Managing Chemicals in Products: Implications for Retailers

September 14, 2020

Consumers and non-governmental organizations are asking brands and retailers to produce and sell “safer” and more “sustainable” products. Chemical regulations at the federal, state, and...

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New Board of Appeal Decisions Published Concerning Testing Requirements

August 27, 2020

Since 2010, the Board of Appeal provides a means for companies to request an independent review of certain decisions taken by ECHA under the REACH...

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REACH Annex II Amendment 2020

August 25, 2020

Original Webinar Date: July 2020 Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) sets the requirements for the compilation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in...

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Australia Updates Dangerous Good Code to Edition 7.7

August 25, 2020

In July of this year, the National Transport Commission (NTC) released an updated version of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG), for transport of Dangerous...

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China Seeks Public Comments on the Guidance for New Chemical Substance Registrations

August 24, 2020

On August 17, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) published the draft Guidance for New Chemical Substance...

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Portugal Updates Limit Values for Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Agents in the Workplace

August 14, 2020

On July 13, 2020, the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security published Law Decree 35/2020 regarding risks associated with exposure to carcinogens and/or mutagens...

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New Harmonised Substances Added to Annex VI of CLP

August 13, 2020

Published in the Official Journal on 11th August 2020, the 15th ATP to CLP implements a series of new Annex VI harmonised substance classifications, including...

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U.S. NIOSH Publishes IDLH Values for Three Chemicals

August 4, 2020

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)  published Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value Profile documents on July 28, 2020.

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UL Offers Self-Service Safety Data Sheet Authoring at No Charge

July 31, 2020

During these unprecedented times, UL would like to help companies that urgently need compliant safety data sheets in order to support the businesses and supply...

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Amendment to REACH Annex II published

July 30, 2020

The latest amendment to REACH Annex II, which sets out the requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets (SDS), was published in the Official...

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China Approves National Standards on Volatile Organic Compounds

July 29, 2020

On March 4, 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) jointly published the National Standards Announcement No....

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

July 28, 2020

On July 13, 2020, the Ministry of Environment published a draft Decree which will entail the establishment of a Hazardous Chemicals Inventory for industrial operations....

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Australia Discontinues Publication of Chemical Gazette

July 21, 2020

The Australia Chemical Gazette, which was published online on the first Tuesday of every month, was discontinued for publication on June 30, 2020.

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

July 21, 2020

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

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New EU Endocrine Disruptor Website Announced

July 7, 2020

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

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Italy updates mandatory Occupational Exposure Limit Values for Chemical Agents

June 25, 2020

In May 2, 2020, the Ministry of Labor adopted an Interministerial Decree for the substitution of Annex XXXVIII to Legislative Decree 81 of April 9,...

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Australia Delays Transition Period for Adoption of GHS Revision 7

June 25, 2020

Earlier this year, Safe Work Australia announced the decision to move to Revision 7 of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals...

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New Zealand Seeks Second Consultation on Adoption of GHS Revision 7

June 24, 2020

In June 2020, New Zealand’s EPA launched a second round of public consultation to solicit feedback on the adoption of GHS revision 7.

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China Publishes Catalogue of Specially Controlled Hazardous Chemicals

June 24, 2020

In June 2020, China's Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Transportation, jointly released Announcement...

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EPA Adds PFAS to TRI

June 23, 2020

On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals...

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Transitioning to Australia’s New Inventory

June 15, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) will become the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC). Major inventory revisions will be...

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