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Thailand Promulgated Hazardous Substance Act (No. 4)

by Nathan Kongprachaya On April 30, 2019, Hazardous Substance Act (No.4) was published in the Royal Thai Gazette, Volume 136, Part 56 Gor (ก). The...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

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Japan’s Deleterious Substances List Update – Open for Public Comment

by Yuko Howell On April 19, 2019, in a proposed amendment to the Cabinet Order on the Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances, Japan’s Ministry...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

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NIOSH Issues New Skin Notation Profiles and Invites Public Input

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP Earlier this year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued skin notation profiles for five chemicals: atrazine,...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

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Download Percefoni Doufou-Shafiq’s Cosmetics Presentation from In-Cosmetics Global, Paris

UL Senior Regulatory Specialist Dr. Percefoni Doufou-Shafiq recently spoke at the In-Cosmetics Global exhibition in Paris, France, where she presented a technical seminar titled “Overview...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

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U.S. EPA Issues Proposed Rule for Ignitable Liquid Determinations

by Cora Knutson Summary Earlier this month, the U.S. EPA requested public comment on a proposed rule regarding ignitable liquids under the Resource Conservation and...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

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Discover the Recent EPA Actions under the TSCA

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) has recently taken a number of actions under the Toxic Substances Control...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

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Australia Releases the New Industrial Chemicals Act 2019

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM To reduce the regulatory burden on introducers of industrial chemicals, Australia announced a reform to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

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Australia NICNAS Launches Online Business Services for Industrial Chemical Introducers

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM Recently, Australia NICNAS launched new business services for introducers of industrial chemicals to submit requests online. Businesses, including overseas companies,...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

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Five steps to creating a marketing plan for a chemical business

Marketing chemicals to new customers is always a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be difficult, especially in today’s raw materials and ingredients market—where you...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

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A Review of Key Changes Introduced into ADR 2019

by Dr John Stewart and Steve Schulte  ADR is an agreement between States that facilitates international movements of dangerous goods by road across Europe. This agreement...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

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U.S. EPA Releases Updated TSCA Inventory

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On February 19, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) posted the initial version of the Toxic Substances Control...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

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European Commission Publishes the 12th ATP to CLP

by Dr. Martina Schneider On March 27, 2019, the European Commission released an adaptation to technical and scientific progress amending the EU Regulation 1272/2008 on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

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Thailand Invites Public Comments on Proposed Amendment to the List of Hazardous Substances

By Nathan Kongprachaya Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works published a draft amendment to the List of Hazardous Substances. Six agencies maintain and periodically update their...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

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China Seeks Public Comments on Guidance for Hazardous Chemical Classifications

by Lily Hou, PhD., CHMM On March 18, 2019, China’s National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) published a notice soliciting public comments on the revisions...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

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Taiwan Amends Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. On March 11, 2019, the first amendment of Taiwan’s Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances (新化學物質及既有化學物質資料登錄辦法) was published by Environmental...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

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US OSHA Issues Enforcement Policy for Respiratory Hazards Not Covered by OSHA PELs

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP In late 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new enforcement policy for respiratory hazards of chemicals...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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IBC’s 101 – Intermediate Bulk Containers

by Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP, Fellow The Chemical Packaging Committee (CPC), a technical committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), held their spring meeting...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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US DOT Issues Interim Final Rule for Lithium Batteries – Shipment by Air

by Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP, Fellow On February 27, 2019, the PHMSA (Office of Pipeline Hazardous Materials Administration in conjunction with the FAA (Federal Aviation...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

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From Leads to Sales: Developing an Effective Chemical Marketing Plan

Developing an effective chemical marketing plan is one of the keys to gaining more customers. In this e-book, we examine the trends influencing effective materials...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

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ECHA’s Moving on Plastics

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD Since the beginning of the year, ECHA has been pushing through policy advising the restriction of microplastics in consumer and professional...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard – Pictograms Explained

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires product labels to be marked with pictograms to alert users of any potential chemical hazards. The hazard classification...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

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South Korea’s MOEL Finalizes Wide Reform to the Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health Act

by June Kang On January 15, 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced the wholly amended Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

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South Korea’s K-REACH Amendments Require Pre-Registration for Existing Chemical Substances

by June Kang At the end of December 2018, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced amendments to the Decree and Regulation of K-REACH (known...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

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South Korea – Prior Approval for Active Biocidal Substances and Biocidal Products is Mandatory under K-BPR

by June Kang South Korea enacted the Safety Control Act on Household Chemical Products and Biocidal Products, also known as K-BPR or Chemical Products Safety...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

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