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Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/507 Increases Number of Dossiers Subject to Evaluation under REACH up to 20%

by Dr. Martina Schneider Evaluation under the REACH regulation refers to the process that ECHA and the member states use to review information submitted via...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

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Chemical Inventory in Russia Underway: May 1st Deadline for Notification Draws Near

by Konstantin Pimenov The May 1, 2020 deadline to nominate chemicals (i.e., to perform simple notification) to the inventory is quickly approaching; however, the subsequent...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

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Vietnam Amends the Administrative Requirements for Several Regulations Associated with the Management of Chemicals

by Thuy Dang On February 5, 2020, the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 17/2020/ND-CP to amend several requirements for businesses that are under the management...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

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7 Digital Chemical Marketing Strategies

Because of in-person event cancellations, many companies are having to adjust their 2020 chemical marketing plans. The scramble to shift to new digital marketing tactics...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

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California Requires Online SDS for Cosmetics and Disinfectants Containing Hazardous Ingredients

by Chelsea Lane Beginning on July 1, 2020, California manufacturers and importers of any “hazardous substance or mixture of hazardous substances that constitutes a cosmetic”...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

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FDA’s Final Rule on Hand Sanitizers Becomes Effective April 13, 2020

by Patricia Manteghi On April 13th, 2020, a rulemaking from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from last year will become effective. The final...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

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TSCA Work Continues, Despite COVID-19

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM Despite the ongoing pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) has been very busy implementing the Toxic...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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NIOSH Releases CIB on Occupational Risk Assessment Practices

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) on NIOSH Practices in Occupational...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

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U.S. EPA Designates Low-Priority Substances

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On February 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a notice designating 20 chemical substances...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

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U.S. EPA Codifies Inspection Procedures

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a final rule to codify the major elements...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

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South Korea Finalizes Details of Wide Reform to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

by June Kang In December 2019, Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) finalized the amendments to the subordinate regulations of the Occupational Safety and...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

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14th ATP to CLP released

by Dr Eleanor Grimes, PhD 18th February 2020 saw the release of the latest Adaptation to Technical Progress of the EU CLP (Classification, Labelling and...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

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Message to subscribers regarding coming IEC and IAEG and updated IFRA industry-specific content in LOLI

Hello, As you use LOLI data to ensure your products are in compliance and their hazards are known, you may also be employing industry-specific advisory...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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Malaysia Publishes the Amendment to the List of Classified Chemicals

by Xunyao Fu, PhD. The Malaysian Industry Code of Practice on Chemicals Classification and Hazard Communication (Amendment) 2019 was approved on October 11, 2019, updating...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

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New substances added to REACH Authorisation List – be aware of your time schedule

by Dr. Martina Schneider Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/171 was published on February 6 and updates Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) by adding 11 substances to...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

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U.S. Congress Addresses PFAS

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM In 2019, a number of bills were introduced in the U.S. Congress specifically to regulate Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)....

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

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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 It was announced on Friday 10th of January 2020, that Australia has decided to move to the 7th Revision of the Globally...

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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. 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 and Concerned Chemical Substances...

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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. On January 13, 2020, the amendment of Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations (毒性化學物質標示及安全資料表管理辦法) was published...

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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 Federal Police Control Ordinance No. 240/2019 defines the chemicals subject to control by the Federal Police.  All products on the lists are...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

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