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New Substances Added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs

by Tatjana Benko On 16 January 2020, four new substances were added to the Candidate List for Authorisation (also known as substances of very high...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

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Health Canada Posts Hazardous Substance Assessments

by Tammy J. Murphy Under the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), an SDS and label is required for any and all...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

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Draft published on the requirement to update the Registration dossier under REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider After a REACH registration has been submitted successfully, ECHA is advising registrants to consider their Registration dossier a “living document” and...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

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Australia to adopt Revision 7 of the GHS

by Laura Whiteman Written 20th January 2020 It was announced on Friday 10th of January 2020, that Australia has decided to move to the 7th...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

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South Africa: Moving Forward with GHS

by Patricia Manteghi South Africa has moved a step forward in regards to mandating that GHS, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals,...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

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Taiwan Announces Amendments to Permit Registration and Approval Regulations for Toxic Chemical Substances and Abolition of Approval Regulations for Class 4 Toxic Chemical Substances

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. Written January 15, 2020 Taiwan’s key law for chemical control, Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (毒性化學物質管理法), was amended and renamed Toxic...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

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Taiwan Publishes Amendments to Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. Written January 13, 2020 On January 13, 2020, the amendment of Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

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Chemicals Subject to Control by the Police and Army in Brazil

by Raissa Havens written on 20 December 2019 Federal Police Control Ordinance No. 240/2019 defines the chemicals subject to control by the Federal Police.  All...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

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International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Notifies 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice

by Dr. Percefoni Doufou-Shafiq On January 10, 2020, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) announced the notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

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First Amendment to Annex VIII to CLP Published – EU Poison Centre Requirements

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD The first amendment to Annex VIII to CLP, relating to the harmonisation of EU Poison Centre information requirements, was published in...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

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UNECE Releases GHS Meeting Report on its 38th Session

by Darlene Susa-Anderson On January 8, 2020, the UN released its ‘Report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

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NIOSH Requests Information for Developing Engineered Nanomaterials Occupational Exposure Limits

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On December 17, 2019, in a Federal Register notice, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

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Focused on Classification, ECHA Publishes Results of the 6th Enforcement Forum

by Alexis Sumner On December 17, 2019, ECHA published a report on the results of the Enforcement Forum project known as REF-6. The purpose of...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

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EPA Designates High-Priority Substances

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On December 30, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a notice designating 20 chemical substances as High-Priority...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) GHS implementation

by Ghassan Zughaib In October 2019, the GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) published its first draft (GSO/TC01) for implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) in the...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

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Australia Consults on Removal of Non-industrial Chemicals from AICS

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM Australia National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is seeking information on industrial uses of chemicals listed on the...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order to Revise Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Mercury and Mercury Compounds

by Thuy Dang On November 20, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued  DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-20: Chemical Control...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

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EPA Considers Addition of PFAS to TRI

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On December 4, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment as...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

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SVHC in Articles Enforcement Project Report Published

by Dr. Martina Schneider The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement (Forum) is a network of authorities responsible for the enforcement of the REACH,...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

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Chemical Inventory Being Formed in Russia

by Konstantin Pimenov Presently, no inventory of chemical substances similar to those of other industrialized countries exists in Russia despite numerous attempts to create it....

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

by Thuy Dang November 19, 2019 On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a DENR Administrative Order (DAO)...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Polymers and Polymers of Low Concern (PLC):

by Thuy Dang November 18, 2019 On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No....

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

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Australia Releases Decision Regulation Impact Statement for Workplace Exposure Standards

by Laura Whiteman Written 18th November 2019 The decision regulation impact statement (RIS) for Workplace exposure standards in Australia was released by Safework Australia on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

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IARC Revises Preamble and Eliminates Group 4 Classification

by Pam Maloney The Preamble to the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) monographs was revised in early 2019 to reflect updated procedures for...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

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