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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Letter from the President

Tell Us What You Think I’d like to take this time to thank all of you for taking the time to read our newsletter.  I...

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

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China Issues Draft Standard for Precautionary Labels for Chemicals in the Workplace

In July 2013, a draft Chinese Standard: AQ 3047-2013 (The Rule of Precautionary Labels for Chemicals in Workplace) was released by the State Administration of...

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

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Focus On: Elizabeth Cahill

Q: Could you tell us about your education and past work experience? A: My background is in Chemistry – I received my degree in Chemistry...

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

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REACH – a look beyond the second registration deadline

After the May 2013 registration deadline for substances in the 100 – 1000 tonnage range, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had three months to perform...

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

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Turkey Publishes Draft CLP Law

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey has published a draft document this year in order to align its chemical classification and labeling requirements...

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

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China Issues Draft Recommended Standard on GHS Hazard Statements for Comment

By Xunyao Fu, PhD. The State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) published a draft of the recommended standard (GB/T) “Phrase and codification of chemical hazard...

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Posted on: December 15, 2013

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Minnesota Amends Its List of Chemicals of High Concern

By Nikki Kvietkus Minnesota’s Chemicals of High Concern list was first published in 2010 and reviewed and updated by the Toxic Free Kids (TFK) program...

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Posted on: December 14, 2013

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OECD Winds Down CoCAP (formerly HPV Chemicals Program)

By Elizabeth M. Cahill The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is ending the Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Program (CoCAP), formerly the High Production Volume...

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

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OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule

By Elizabeth M. Cahill The proposed ruling on crystalline silica from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was published in the Federal Register on...

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Posted on: December 12, 2013

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ANSI Introduces Nanotechnology Standards Database

By Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP The American National Standards Institute Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) was created in 2004 to promote development of standards on nanotechnology....

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Posted on: December 11, 2013

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US EPA Design for the Environment Program adds Fragrances to Safer Chemical Ingredients List

By Janet Wylie Design for the Environment (DfE), an EPA partnership program, works with industry, environmental groups and academia to aid manufacturers and consumers alike...

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Posted on: December 10, 2013

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