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Applications for Essential Copper Use

Applications to use copper in biocidal products type 2 and 5 within the UK market must be submitted to HSE, the UK Competent Authority for...

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Posted on: February 18, 2014

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CIS Center and ChemADVISOR Partner To Bring Products to the Russian Market

February 4, 2014 Coordinating Informational Service Center (CIS Center), the premiere EHS and product safety compliance consultancy in Russia, and ChemADVISOR, Inc., have formed a...

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

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China publishes Guidance on the Compilation of Safety Data Sheet for Chemical Products (GB/T 17519-2013)

By Lily Hou, Ph.D., CHMM In December 2013, a Chinese National Standard on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) titled Guidance on the Compilation of Safety Data...

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

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Taiwan Adopts Revised TCSCA

By Weisin Chai The amendment of Taiwan Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) was published on December 11, 2013 through Regulation No. 10200225131 by the...

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Posted on: February 4, 2014

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Taiwan Publishes Phase III GHS Substances

By Weisin Chai In order to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in workplace, Taiwan Council of Labor Affairs...

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Posted on: February 4, 2014

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China Released Draft Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals for Comment

By Lily Hou, PhD., CHMM On September 26th, 2013, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) released a draft Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals for public...

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Posted on: January 22, 2014

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ChemADVISOR 2013 Wrap Up

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

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Focus On: Dima Gartner

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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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Out of the Office – January 2014

Darlene Susa-Anderson Volunteers at the Bridgeville Area Food Bank   Jamie Sehrer runs the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Cleveland and the EQT Pittsburgh...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

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The EPA Releases New Tool (Nanomaterial Production and Downstream Handling)

By Brandon K. Butler Nanomaterials are materials that have one primary dimension that is less than 100 nanometers (nm).  Due to their small structure, they...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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