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Updates Made To 58th Edition Of The Air Transport Regulations

July 19, 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the first Addendum to the 58th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). These amendments are to take...

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Singapore Introduces Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations 2017

July 12, 2017

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) introduced the Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations 2017 on May 12, 2017. The Regulations come into...

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Malaysia Amends Poisons List under Poisons Act 1952

July 11, 2017

The Malaysian Ministry of Health published three Orders on the Poisons List amendments found in the First Schedule of the Poisons Act 1952. The latest...

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What Happened At The 16th Biannual GHS Stakeholders Meeting?

July 11, 2017

The 16th Biannual GHS Stakeholders Meeting took place at Rose Court, the London home of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The meeting was attended...

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Korea Proposes Amendments to K-REACH

July 10, 2017

Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) proposed amendments to K-REACH (known formally as the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals) that would revise both...

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California’s OEHHA Lists Glyphosate on Proposition 65 as Carcinogen

July 7, 2017

California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) first published its intent to list glyphosate as a carcinogen on Prop. 65 on...

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Four Substances Updated On ECHA’s Candidate List

July 6, 2017

The European Commission has identified four chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) that are toxic for reproduction. These substances – all of which...

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

June 30, 2017

by Tammy J. Murphy Canada recently published two separate proposals that would add substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Schedule 1,...

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EU REACH – 12 New Substances Added to the REACH Authorisation List

June 29, 2017

REACH Annex XIV identifies substances subject to Authorisation in the EU. An Authorisation must be granted before these substances are placed on the market. As...

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IARC Publishes Monograph on Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres

June 28, 2017

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published Monograph 111 (2017), which designates carcinogenicity categories for carbon nanotubes, silicon carbide, and fluoro-edenite.

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Australia Releases Consultation Paper 5 to Seek Feedback on NICNAS Reform

June 27, 2017

The Australian government has released the fifth consultation paper (Consultation Paper 5: Implementing reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)) to...

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U.S. EPA Announces LCSA Implementation Actions

June 26, 2017

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) announced five major actions aimed at implementing the amended The Frank R....

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U.S. NIOSH Reopening Public Comment on Occupational Exposure Banding Document

June 23, 2017

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests the public to provide feedback on the draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) The NIOSH Occupational...

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Taiwan Conducts Public Hearing Session on Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) Draft Amendment

June 21, 2017

The Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau conducted a public hearing session on the draft amendment of the Toxic Chemical Substances...

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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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Canada Publishes Regulations Governing Microbeads in Toiletries

June 20, 2017

by Tammy J. Murphy In the June 14, 2017 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II, the final “Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations” were published. These...

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Canada Publishes Order Adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

June 19, 2017

by Tammy J. Murphy Fuel Oil No. 2 was part of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) and in April...

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12 New Substances Added To REACH Authorisation List

June 16, 2017

The European Commission has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its Authorisation List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation.

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U.S. ATSDR Publishes Draft Toxicological Profiles

June 15, 2017

by Jennifer Haggerty As announced in the Federal Register on June 13, 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has published four...

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Spain Poison Centre Notification Deadline may be Postponed until June 1, 2024 for Hazardous Mixtures Intended for Industrial Use

June 13, 2017

by Susana Planas MunGavin On May 31, 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued a proposal under Order JUS/XXX/2017 aimed at updating the procedure for notifying...

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ECHA Releases New CLP Article 48(2) Guidance For Retailers

June 9, 2017

The update – which has been made to FAQ 273 – concerns advertisements for hazardous mixtures, and now advises that where a member of the...

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Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works to Hold Conference on Implementing Risk Assessment System to Monitor Hazardous Substances for Industrial Uses

June 8, 2017

The Department of Industrial Works (DIW), together with Mahidol University, invite interested parties to attend a conference on “Implementing Risk Assessment System to Monitor Hazardous...

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Smartphone App Drives Surge In REACH SVHC Requests

June 2, 2017

The launch of a consumer smartphone app has seen a significant increase in the number of SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) information requests.

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