In what may be the largest forum on chemical regulation ever organized, the groups responsible for stewarding three international treaties that govern potentially toxic chemicals and hazardous waste are currently holding an unprecedented joint conference in Switzerland.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently announced the creation of a new resource for companies involved in the manufacture, shipping or use of regulated substances within the borders of the European Union.
A dangerous chemical fire is burning in Kentucky today, following a train derailment that took place on on Monday. The Associated Press reports that the entire town of West Point has been completely evacuated, while residents of nearby areas are being urged to remain indoors and keep windows closed.
There is a chance that new technologies may soon disrupt the status quo and put a fresh impetus behind the drive to strengthen chemical regulations in the United States.
The Unites States is currently phasing in a new, GHS-compliant version of its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Concurrently, the black and white pictograms used to denote chemical safety issues are being replaced with new symbols that feature a red diamond containing an illustrative graphic.
We've previously discussed the issue of rising concern regarding chemicals in consumer products, specifically noting that any update to the current law - the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 - would likely modernize labeling requirements for companies that handle chemicals.
Proper labeling is critical when it comes to ensuring that hazardous materials are handled appropriately.
The FDA declared Bisphenol A (BPA) safe in 2008, but began to express concerns about potential health risks in 2010.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee recently approved a new bill - the Safe Chemicals Act - that would bolster the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate and restrict the use of hazardous chemicals in household products.
With so many new scanning and labeling technologies, suppliers and manufacturers have more innovative options at their disposal than ever before.
The chemical industry is increasingly characterized by complex supplier/partner relationships and multi-layered supply chain models. Michelle Baker, CHMM Product Stewardship Manager Zeon Chemicals LP, will join Loftware to discuss these relationships and the emergence of global data and labeling standards like OSHA, REACH and GHS. Uncover the current status of Global Regulatory Standards and Hazardous...
A timely article in Express Pharma entitled, “Enhancing REACHability,” provides a thorough accounting of the events and themes of the recently held third Helsinki Chemicals Forum which discussed current issues and future challenges of the chemical industry, chemical safety, and chemistry research. It is mostly about the ongoing evolution of REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction...