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U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Alert: Expiration of Reporting Deadline

March 2, 2018

by Stacie Abraham The deadline for manufacturers and importers to notify chemical substances as active under the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Reporting Requirements Rule expired...

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TSCA Inventory Notification Reporting Deadline Has Expired

March 2, 2018

The deadline for manufacturers and importers to notify chemical substances as active under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Reporting Requirements Rule has...

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UL Regulatory Assurance and Data Insights Representatives Attend ECHA Workshop on Implementation of Annex VIII to CLP

February 28, 2018

On February 1st, 2018, representatives from UL Regulatory Assurance and Data Insights attended a workshop held by ECHA and the EC on the implementation of...

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ECHA Recommends Seven New Substances For REACH Authorisation List

February 15, 2018

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has this month recommended seven Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. The seven substances –...

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Seven New Substances Added To REACH Candidate List

February 8, 2018

ECHA has recently added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH Candidate List, bringing the total number of substances included on...

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U.S. FDA Bans Use Of Triclosan In Health Care Antiseptics

February 1, 2018

At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned 24 ingredients commonly used in over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptics. These active...

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WHO Publishes Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials

January 18, 2018

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP  In December 2017, the World Health Organization published guidelines to protect workers from manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs).  The WHO Guidelines on Protecting ...

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Vietnam Publishes New Circular Regulating and Guiding the Implementation of the Chemical Law and Decree 113/2017/ND-CP 

January 17, 2018

by Thuy Dang  On December 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published Circular No. 32/2017/TT-BCT providing guidance on the Chemical Law (2007)...

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Thailand Amends its List of Hazardous Substances 

January 16, 2018

by Nathan Kongprachaya  On January 11, B.E. 2561 (2018), the Notification of the Ministry of Industry regarding List of Hazardous Substances (No. 4) was published in the Thai...

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Japanese SDS & Labelling Requirements

December 6, 2017

There are many laws governing chemical substances in Japan, some of which are very complicated and difficult to understand. This webinar takes a look at...

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U.S. EPA Releases List of Chemicals Reported under the Active-Inactive Rule

December 5, 2017

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to designate...

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China Requires Barcodes on Pesticide Labels 

November 9, 2017

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM  On June 21, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China published the Measures for the Management of Pesticide Labels and Manuals (MOA Ministerial Order 7) with...

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Publishes Final Rule to Prohibit Additional Phthalates in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles

November 8, 2017

by Jennifer Haggerty  As mentioned in a previous article, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008...

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Germany Hazardous Water Classification – New Ordinance on Facilities Handling Substances that are Hazardous to Water AwSV

July 5, 2017

The new Ordinance on Facilities Handling Substances that are Hazardous to Water AwSV (Verordnung über Anlagen zum Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen) was published in April...

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Major Update To California’s Controversial Prop 65 Law

June 20, 2017

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act 1986 – commonly known as California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) regulation – has recently been updated to...

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SafeCom A Sell Out For 2017!

April 21, 2017

Safeware Quasar is pleased to announce that SafeCom, the UK’s largest chemical regulatory conference, has officially sold out for this year. The event will take...

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Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments Adding Substances to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

April 7, 2017

Two proposed orders adding substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) Schedule 1 were published.

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SUMIs – Exposure Scenarios for Mixtures

January 21, 2016

SUMIs are a new emerging reporting requirement developed by Industry to deal with the safe use of mixtures. UL (formerly Safeware Quasar) has identified this...

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REACH Impact on Supply Chain Communication

January 8, 2016

Key elements of REACH are registration, evaluation and regulatory risk management. Authorisation, restriction and harmonised classification are the regulatory risk management measures processes included in...

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Application of the CLP Criteria Updated

November 27, 2013

An update to the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria is now available and can be found on the ECHA website.

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