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California Revises its Proposed Safety Consumer Products Regulations

By Janie Smith The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is seeking to provide safer alternatives to chemicals used in everyday products in order to...

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Posted on: December 8, 2013

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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 two hearings on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2013

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REACH & CLP: C&L Notification to the ECHA C&L Inventory

By Wolfgang Urhahn Q: When is a C&L Notification required? A:  C&L Notification is required for substances which are subject to Registration under REACH (placed...

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Posted on: December 7, 2013

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OECD Revises QSAR toolbox User Manual for Grouping of Chemicals for Aquatic Toxicity Assessment

By Martina Schneider The Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) Toolbox is a free software application provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

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Posted on: December 7, 2013

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Taiwan Amends the Labor Safety and Health Act/Delays Action on the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act

For the purpose of coordinating with the introduction of New Chemical Substance Notification (NCN), Taiwan has been updating two major chemical control legislations: the Labor...

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

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California Publishes Candidate Chemicals List of the Consumer Products Program

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a list of 164 chemicals that will be used to identify potentially...

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

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Training Updates

NEW e-Learning Course ChemADVISOR has created a new eLearning course, On the Job – with GHS, to allow companies to meet their training requirements under...

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

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Application of the CLP Criteria Updated

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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Posted on: November 27, 2013

News Item

UL Acquires The Wercs Ltd, Expanding Supply Chain Intelligence Capabilities for Chemical Compliance and Sustainability

UL becomes the global leader in software solutions and services for regulatory compliance and safer chemistry tools. UL, the safety science company, announced in November...

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

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EPA Requires Electronic Reporting of TRI Data

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM On August 27, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule that requires facilities to submit non-trade secret...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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Toxicity and Risk Analysis Reports May be Required with Korea’s Amendment to the Occupational Safety and Health Act

By June Kang Korea’s amendment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA or Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA)) was published on June 12,...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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Recent EPA Actions under the TSCA

Among the most recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are the following: releasing TSCA Inventory reporting guidance for...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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EU Publishes CLP Corrections and Fifth ATP

The European Commission has published corrections to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 correcting a number of errors as amended in the first adaptation to...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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Errata – K-REACH Arrives

We sincerely apologize for any confusion that was inadvertently created but the July 2013 article on K-REACH has been clarified. The added text is in...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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Outside the Office

Programmer Tim Matyas and his firefighting robot, BU2B, competing in the Trinity College Firefighting Home Robot contest in Hartford, Connecticut.  The task of the contest...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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SafeCom 2014 Official Launch

SafeCom 2014, the largest chemical regulatory conference hosted in the UK, will take place on the 15th May at St Johns Hotel, Solihull. and will...

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Posted on: September 17, 2013

White Paper

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

The United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect workplace health...

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

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REACH Registration Numbers Granted

A completeness check has been carried out by ECHA for all dossiers submitted by the second REACH registration deadline. 9030 registration numbers have been granted and...

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

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ECHA Enforcement Forum’s report identifies a lack of compliance with REACH and CLP regulations

A project carried out by the ECHA Enforcement Forum has identified a lack of compliance with REACH and CLP regulations among the 1181 companies inspected.

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

White Paper

Conflict Minerals and the Importance of Transparency in Supply Chain Management

In today’s global economy, products on the shelves of local retailers are often manufactured, assembled or produced in factories thousands of miles away and built...

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

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Chemicals in Children’s Toys: Addressing Stricter Limits and Environmental Concerns

The safety of children’s toys has been regulated in the United States and the European Union (EU) for decades. Current regulations and standards in the...

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Posted on: February 1, 2012

White Paper

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Drinking Water

Scientific advances in pharmaceutical therapies and the growing availability of pharmaceutical drugs has done much to improve the overall health of the world’s population. But...

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Posted on: December 1, 2011

White Paper

Safety Issues for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are widely used as a power source in portable electrical and electronic products. While the rate of failures associated with their use is...

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Posted on: January 10, 2011

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