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US DOT Issues Interim Final Rule for Lithium Batteries – Shipment by Air

by Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP, Fellow On February 27, 2019, the PHMSA (Office of Pipeline Hazardous Materials Administration in conjunction with the FAA (Federal Aviation...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

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From Leads to Sales: Developing an Effective Chemical Marketing Plan

Developing an effective chemical marketing plan is one of the keys to gaining more customers. In this e-book, we examine the trends influencing effective materials...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

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ECHA’s Moving on Plastics

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD Since the beginning of the year, ECHA has been pushing through policy advising the restriction of microplastics in consumer and professional...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard – Pictograms Explained

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires product labels to be marked with pictograms to alert users of any potential chemical hazards. The hazard classification...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

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South Korea’s MOEL Finalizes Wide Reform to the Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health Act

by June Kang On January 15, 2019, South Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced the wholly amended Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

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South Korea’s K-REACH Amendments Require Pre-Registration for Existing Chemical Substances

by June Kang At the end of December 2018, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced amendments to the Decree and Regulation of K-REACH (known...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

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South Korea – Prior Approval for Active Biocidal Substances and Biocidal Products is Mandatory under K-BPR

by June Kang South Korea enacted the Safety Control Act on Household Chemical Products and Biocidal Products, also known as K-BPR or Chemical Products Safety...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

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U.S. EPA Extends TSCA Section 5 Reviews

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a notice announcing the extension of the review...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

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China Seeks Public Comments on the Chemical Substances Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Regulations

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM On January 8, 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the draft Regulations on Chemical Substances Environmental Risk...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions about EU Poison Centre Requirements

The EU has communicated new poison centre requirements to begin taking effect in 2020. Many in the industry have questions about what’s expected of them,...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

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Occupational Exposure Limits will be Regularly Reviewed by ECHA

By Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP An agreement between the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been reached for ECHA to regularly review occupational...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

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Taiwan Publishes Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act

By Xunyao Fu, PhD. On January 16, 2019, the amendment of Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (毒性化學物質管理法) was published and renamed the Toxic and...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

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China Compliance: Cosmetic Products

By Erik Shao This article provides an overview of the main Chinese regulatory requirements on cosmetic products, and has been designed to help you to comply...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

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Influences on Product Development

By Gabriele Dadalt Souto The road map leading to a new product in the cosmetic industry can vary from a short and straight line to...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

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Hawaii Bans Two Chemicals Used in Sunscreen

By Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On July 6th 2018, Hawaii’s Governor David Ige signed the bill SB2571 into law, banning the sale, offer of sale, or...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

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Taiwan MOL Stipulates the Second Phase Designated Priority Management Chemicals

By Xunyao Fu, PhD. On December 27, 2018, the Taiwan Ministry of Labor (MOL) published OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Order No.10702056381 to stipulate...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

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US PHMSA Issues Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding International Standards

By Steve Schulte, CHMM, CPP, Fellow On December 18, 2018, the Office of Pipeline Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

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Quickly Respond to Sales Leads

Increasing lead volumes, caused by business expansion or organic growth, can create challenges in operationalizing lead follow-up.  Learn how Down Under uses Prospector’s CRM Integration...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

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Understanding REACH: A Primer

By Alexis Sumner In December 2006, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) implemented the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of CHemicals (REACH), EU Regulation No 1907/2006....

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

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REACH Restriction For The Use Of Phthalates In Articles Is Updated

By Eleanor Grimes, PhD A recent REACH amendment has updated Entry 51 to cover a wider range of phthalates and articles. This amendment – which...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

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California’s OEHHA To List PCBTF as Prop 65 Carcinogen

By Chelsea Lane Proposition 65 requires the state of California to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

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Philippines Publishes Draft Regulation on Chemical Control Order for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds

by Thuy Dang The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have recently published a draft DENR Administrative Order (DAO) to provide details on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

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REACH Amendment To Include Extended Coverage for Nanomaterials

by Eleanor Grimes, PhD Nanomaterials have many uses, for example as catalysts, in electronics, and in biomedicine, as their specific form allows them to function...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

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EU REACH – Upcoming Deadline for SVHC in Articles Notifications

by Rebecca Pickering, PhD On 27 June 2018, ten Substances Of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added to the European Union’s Candidate List for Authorisation....

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

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