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Canada Publishes Science Assessment of and Multiple Proposals in Regards to Plastic Pollution and Plastic Manufactured Items

by Tammy J. Murphy Plastic pollution impacts the environment as well as human health. Plastics are comprised of both macroplastics and microplastics both of which...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

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Canada Publishes Notice to Gather Information for Potential Risk Management of PFHxS

by Tammy J. Murphy On 10 October 2020, a Notice requiring the submission of information for Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid, its salts and precursors was published...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

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China Solicits Public Comments on the First Hazardous Chemicals Safety Law

by Lily Hou, PhD., CHMM On October 2, 2020, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) published a notice soliciting public comments on the third draft...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

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Japan to Require SDS and Labelling for Benzyl Alcohol

by Yuko Howell On October 16, 2020, Japan announced new amendments to the Cabinet Order and Ordinance of the Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL). ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

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New EU Sustainable Chemical Strategy Released

by Eleanor Grimes On October 14th 2020 the European Commission (EC) released its long-range strategy document on chemical sustainability that is expected to drive innovation...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

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Brexit – Potential Impacts to the SDS

by Paula Laux and Eleanor Grimes On January 1st 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) will officially leave the European Union (EU) and adopt its own...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

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California Passes Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020

by Chelsea Lane On September 30, 2020 the governor of California approved Senate Bill 312, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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Ammonium Nitrate in Australia

by Laura Whiteman There have been a number of Ammonium nitrate (AN) explosions throughout the world, with four major incidents occurring within the last 10...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

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Australia Updates Model Codes of Practice for Hazardous Chemicals

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

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Brexit: HSE Publishes Further Guidance on Upcoming new “UK REACH” Rules

by Susana Planas MunGavin On September 1, 2020, the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published guidance on how to comply with...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

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Two Delegated Acts on Annex VIII to EU CLP Adopted

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD On 31st August 2020, two delegated Acts on Annex VIII to CLP, on the harmonisation of information relating to emergency response,...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

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Managing Chemicals in Products: Implications for Retailers

  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,...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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Communication With Non-EU Suppliers: Preparing For And Submitting The Poison Centre Notification (PCN)

by UL Materials and Supply Chain If you are an EU-based company importing hazardous mixtures in scope of Annex VIII into the EU, you are...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

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UFI Management – Generation, Tracking, and Decoding

by UL Materials and Supply Chain   UFI management A UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) can only ever be associated with one formulation i.e. two products...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

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The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI): Poison Centre Notification

by UL Materials and Supply Chain What is a UFI? UFI stands for Unique Formula Identifier. It forms part of the poison centre notification (PCN)...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

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Utilising Safety Data Sheets To Prepare Your Poison Centre Notifications

by UL Materials and Supply Chain You will be able to get a lot of the required information from your company’s safety data sheets (SDSs)...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

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Do You Need To Notify? The obligation to submit a Poison Centre Notification (PCN)

by UL Materials and Supply Chain   The obligation to submit a Poison Centre Notification (PCN) is dependent on your role in the supply chain...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

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New Board of Appeal Decisions Published Concerning Testing Requirements

by Dr. Martina Schneider Since 2010, the Board of Appeal provides a means for companies to request an independent review of certain decisions taken by...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

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REACH Annex II Amendment 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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Posted on: August 25, 2020

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Australia Updates Dangerous Good Code to Edition 7.7

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

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

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On August 17, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) published the draft...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

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New Harmonised Substances Added to Annex VI of CLP

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD Published in the Official Journal on 11th August 2020, the 15th ATP to CLP implements a series of new Annex VI...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

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U.S. NIOSH Publishes IDLH Values for Three Chemicals

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)  published Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Value Profile documents...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

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