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Focus On: Dima Gartner

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

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ChemADVISOR 2013 Wrap Up

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

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First SVHC Authorisation Application Update

ECHA committees have processed and approved the first application to use a SVHC.

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Posted on: January 10, 2014

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REACH – Registration, Evaluation, SMEs and more

By Wolfgang Urhahn and Martina Schneider Evaluation process for dossiers The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the EU Member States evaluate the information submitted by...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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REACH: SVHCs and Authorisation

By Jamie Lin Sehrer Q: How are Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) identified? A: A substance may be identified as an SVHC when EU...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Malaysia Implements GHS Through Publication of CLASS

By Weisin Chai After a long wait, Malaysia published the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Turkish CLP Regulation

By Patricia Manteghi Turkish CLP regulation has been published by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on December 11, 2013 through the Official Gazette number...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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ECHA publishes updated “Guidance for Compiling SDSs”

By Elizabeth M. Cahill The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the first edition (Version 1.0) of “Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets” in...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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China Moves to Revision 4 of GHS

By Xunyao Fu, PhD. The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) released 28 new mandatory standards for GHS classification and labelling of chemicals on October 10,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Ukraine and Russia Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Chemical Legislation

By Beata Cēbere On October 9, 2013, a meeting of the Subcommittee on industrial policy under the Committee of economic cooperation of the Ukrainian –...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Thailand Plans to Consolidate Lists of Hazardous Substances

By Weisin Chai The List of Hazardous Substances was first published on February 17, B.E. 2538 (1995). It has been amended several times throughout the...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Japan Uppates GHS Classification Standard and Guidance to Support Self-Classification Efforts by the Industry

By Yuko Asano Japan’s hazard classification standard and classification guidance documents have been updated; they are now both aligned with the United Nations (UN) 4th...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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OSHA Publishes Annotated PEL Tables

By Elizabeth M. Cahill In many cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), as published in the Z-Tables of 29...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Training Updates

By Jamie Lin Sehrer *NEW* – Korea Chemical Control Regulations This half-day online course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Recent EPA Actions under the TSCA

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM Among the most recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are the following: promulgating...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Update on Canada’s Chemicals Management

By Tammy J. Murphy Canadian law requires scientific information on new chemical substances to be submitted for assessment before using the substances in Canada.  However,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Taiwan Proposes Additional GHS Classifications

By Jennifer Haggerty In October 2013, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), of the Executive Yuan, proposed a list of substances for the third stage...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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GHS on the EPA’s Agenda

By Melissa Buckshire In a publication from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda, it was noted that the EPA is considering making...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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NIOSH Issues Nanomaterial Handling Recommendations

By Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On November 8, 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued “Current Strategies for Engineering Controls in...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Australia Publishes ‘Chemicals Business Checklist’

By Danielle Svestka Australia has published a document titled ‘Chemicals Business Checklist’ to provide a high level overview of information needed to start and develop...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Update on TSCA Reform

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently held another hearing on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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Recent EPA Actions under EPCRA 313

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM On November 7, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to add o-Nitrotoluene, CAS Registry Number (CAS RN)...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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New Hampshire Proposes Changes to Its VOC Regulations for Consumer Products

By Janie Smith On September 24, 2013, ENV-A 4100 – Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Limits for Consumer Products, which reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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China Issues Revised Guidelines for Testing of Chemicals

By Fang Zhong The first edition of “Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals,” which provides a series of unified, standardized test methods for chemical risk...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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