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Do You Supply Chemical Products To Major U.S. Retailers?

October 19, 2018

Recently major U.S. retailers, including Walmart, Target and Amazon have begun releasing restricted chemical lists as part of their sustainability initiatives, with the aim being...

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PHMSA Issues Final Rule HM-259 On Pilot-In-Command & Response To Air Related Petitions

October 18, 2018

On October 18, 2018, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule titled Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0100 (HM-259) Hazardous Materials: Notification of...

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PHMSA Provides Regulatory Update On Hazardous Materials Transportation

October 17, 2018

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the US Department of Transportation provided an update to the Chemical Packaging Committee (CPC) of the...

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European Commission Publishes The 13th ATP To CLP

October 12, 2018

On the 4th of October 2018,  the European Commission released an adaptation to technical and scientific progress amending the EU classification, labelling and packaging regulation...

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Mexico’s GHS Implementation Officially Comes Into Force

October 9, 2018

The Mexican official standard NOM-018-STPS-2015, The Harmonized Identification and Hazard Communication and Risk System of Workplace Hazardous Chemicals, has officially come into force. The legislation...

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“California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act” Signed into Law

October 2, 2018

The “California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act”, Senate Bill 1249, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Friday September 28. Introduced to the legislature in...

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U.S. NIOSH Revises Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials

September 26, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a revision to the draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) on the Health Effects of Occupational...

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Vietnam Releases a Third Draft of the National Chemical Inventory

September 19, 2018

On September 14, 2018, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Vietnam Chemical Agency (VINACHEMIA) issued an official text No 902/HC-CNHC to announce...

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Vietnam’s National Chemical Database System – a Closer Look

September 18, 2018

As of July 31, 2018, the Vietnam National Chemical Database System is operating at http://chemicaldata.gov.vn/cms.xc.  Thanks to the investigative work of UL PSI regulatory specialists...

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Japan’s SDS and Labelling Guidance Now Available in English

September 14, 2018

Full details of the implementation and the requirements of labelling and safety data sheet (SDS) under Japan’s Industrial Health and Safety Law (ISHL) were published...

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IARC Classifies Six Chemicals For Carcinogenicity

September 14, 2018

Experts from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated six chemicals for carcinogenicity.  

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Brexit: A View From Within

September 11, 2018

On 29th March 2019 the UK will leave the European Union (EU), with an anticipated 21 month transition period through to December 2021. After months...

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Israel Moves Closer to Implementing GHS

August 31, 2018

On August 28, 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) provided notice of two drafts for comments.  Comments to SI 2302 Part 1 and SI 2302...

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OECD Revises Decision-Recommendation on Co-operative Investigation and Risk Reduction of Chemicals

August 31, 2018

On May 25, 2018, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted a revision of the Decision-Recommendation of the Council on the Co-operative Investigation...

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Colombia Formally Adopts The Globally Harmonised System (GHS)

August 31, 2018

In accordance with Decree 1496, approved on August 6, 2018, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) 6th Revised Edition will...

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Japan Nominates 9 Substances as Candidates for Poisonous and Deleterious Substances

August 21, 2018

MHLW published 9 substances that are to be regulated as poisonous substances or deleterious substances.

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Taiwan Amends Guidelines on Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances

July 20, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan (EPA) published an amendment to the Guidelines on Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances and the...

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The Why & How of More Sustainable Products

July 16, 2018

Demand for both safer and greener formulated products has increased from both consumer and retailer groups. With an emerging consensus for how these terms are...

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EU REACH – 10 New Substances Added to the Candidate List

July 9, 2018

Substances that are carcinogens, reproductive toxins, germ cell mutagens, sensitisers, those that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) to the environment or very persistent and...

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Regulatory Compliance with Innovative Automation

July 5, 2018

For more than 50 years, this global leader in analytical technologies has been a pioneer of innovation in the design, manufacturing, sales and services of...

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South Korea MOE Proposes to Secure Chemical Hazard Information and Control

June 29, 2018

Read about South Korea's proposed K-REACH amendments regarding hazard data registration and related deadlines.

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U.S. EPA Requires TRI Reporting for NPE Category

June 29, 2018

The U.S. EPA has published a final rule to add a nonylphenol ethoxylates category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under the...

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South Korea MOE Publishes Detailed Drafts of the Decree and Regulation of the K-BPR

June 26, 2018

As part of the K-BPR, the South Korea Ministry of Environment has published drafts about the approval process for active substances and biocidal products.

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U.S. EPA Proposes SNUR for Asbestos

June 26, 2018

The U.S. EPA has proposed a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for Asbestos under Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

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