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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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China Officially Launches the National Internet Platform for Hazardous Chemicals

June 5, 2020

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

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

June 1, 2020

On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to amend the definition of small manufacturer for reporting and recordkeeping...

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

May 27, 2020

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

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PHMSA Releases Final Rule HM-215O

May 21, 2020

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

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

May 20, 2020

Annex VIII of the CLP, on the harmonisation of information relating to emergency response, was adopted in March 2017; following this, a first amendment to...

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The Future of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Authoring

May 19, 2020

At UL, we believe a few key trends will impact and potentially even create fundamental shifts in how Safety Data Sheets are generated and utilised...

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

May 18, 2020

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published Notification No. 196 of 2020 regarding Revising Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, etc. on...

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

May 18, 2020

Colombia’s Decree 1496 of August 6, 2018 brought the Colombian legal system relating to the classification of hazardous chemicals in line with the requirements established...

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How To Make Your Safety Data Sheets Compliant & Ensure Appropriate Emergency Response Provision

May 13, 2020

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) – though a legal requirement – are a common compliance challenge faced by the chemicals industry. They demand continual reviews and...

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

May 13, 2020

On April 29, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) issued the final Measures on Registrations of New...

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Health Canada Issues Interim Policy for Cleaning Products in the Workplace

May 6, 2020

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

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

May 5, 2020

On April 2nd, 2020, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) announced the extension of the implementation deadline of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of...

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Japan – Poisonous and Deleterious Substances List Update 2020

May 4, 2020

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

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US/Canada Issue Joint Guidance on Hazard Communication Requirements

April 29, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently posted to their website joint guidance with Health Canada on hazard communication requirements.

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

April 24, 2020

On April 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada issued an interim policy to address the recent extraordinary demand for household cleaning products...

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

April 21, 2020

Due to current strains on the supply chain for hand sanitiser and other disinfecting products, legislative bodies have been implementing changes to allow for new...

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Australia Releases the List of Chemicals with High Hazards for Categorisation

April 20, 2020

In March 2020, Australia’s National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published a list of chemicals with high hazards to human health and the...

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

April 15, 2020

On March 31, 2020, the US EPA issued a temporary amendment to Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 98-10.

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