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Canada Publishes Proposed Regulations for VOC Concentration Limits for Certain Products

by Tammy J. Murphy In the 6 July 2019 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I, proposed Regulations addressing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) concentration limits...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

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NIOSH Releases Technical Report on the Occupational Exposure Banding Process

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released Technical Report: The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

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Thailand’s New Proposed Chemical Regulatory Scheme

by Nathan Kongprachaya Thailand published a Draft Chemical Act (CA) which will replace the currently effective Hazardous Substance Act (HSA) and its amendments – the...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

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Japan – GHS Classification and Labeling/SDS Standards Are Now Aligned with the Revision 6

by Yuko Howell Japanese Industrial Standards (JISs), Z 7252 – Classification of Chemicals Based on “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)”...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

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ECHA Enforcement to Target Mixture Classifications

by Alexis Sumner Since mid-2015, European Union (EU) Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) have been required to be written in compliance with Annex II of the...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

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8th Revision of GHS Is Now Available

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On June 12, 2019, the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

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Converting Data into Action: Learn How to Turn Data into Profit

With new technological advances, mountains of data are available to marketing professionals. Marketers can easily get lost in this information if they look at the...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): A Brief Regulatory Overview

What are VOCs? VOCs are chemicals that are organic and vaporize at normal temperatures and pressure. They are the leading cause of smog and ground-level...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

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FDA Issues Final Rule on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

by Beth Raper On April 12, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC). The...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

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Infographic: Why you need inbound marketing

Inbound marketing is an important tactic for chemical and raw material suppliers.  It allows new customers to discover your business and to build trust with...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

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EPA Designates Chemicals as Inactive under TSCA

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On May 15, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) announced the availability of a signed action...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

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EU Publishes New Glossary of Common Ingredient Names for Use in the Labeling of Cosmetic Products

by Dr. Percy Doufou-Shafiq On May 8, 2019, the European Commission published Decision (EU) 2019/701, establishing a glossary of common ingredient names for use in...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

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Israel Publishes GHS Implementation

by Ghassan Zughaib Israel published its implementation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), SI 2302 Parts 1 and 2 in its Gazette, on May 12,...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

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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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