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Your Safety Team: The Difference Between Legal & Compliance

Listen. We understand. Compliance is a topic that’s often overly technical or high-level. And when it comes to explaining the difference between legal and compliance the intricacies and nuances can be enough to make any chemical manufacturer or distributor’s head spin. But thankfully, we found this article that so perfectly encapsulates the difference with an…read more.

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European Regulation Changes

Recap On March 27th, 2019, the European Commission published the 12th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) of Regulation (EC) 1272/2009 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures, which adopts revisions 6 and 7 of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The deadline for compliance with the updated CLP regulation is October 17th, 2020.…read more.

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Daily Disinfectant Use Risks

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist and Rennee Karlik, Regulatory Compliance Specialist There has been a spike in demand and use of disinfectants due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it compels us to take a closer look at the risks involved. Common types of household disinfectants used right now are alcohol and bleach. While…read more.

What Online SDS Authoring Software Is Right For Your Company?

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is designed to protect against chemical-source injuries and illnesses by ensuring that employers and workers are provided with sufficient information to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control chemical hazards and take appropriate protective measures. This information is provided through safety data sheets, labels, and employee training. But for SDSs, labels, and training…read more.

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Compounding and Manufacturing Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19

By Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist If you are like many of our customers, you may be trying to navigate a new world of manufacturing hand sanitizers or other disinfectant products. Many businesses can modify day-to-day operations to produce these in demand products such as breweries, distilleries, coatings manufacturers and other manufacturing and distribution businesses.…read more.

A Quick MSDS-to-SDS Baseline Checklist

Listen. We won’t name names but we know that there are a few of you – maybe more than ‘a few’ – who haven’t fully made the switch from MSDSs to GHS-compliant SDSs. And even though SDSs are kind of our thing, we get it: The requirement was a big ask of business owners already…read more.

How to Manage Multiple Supplier & Ingredient Data Sources

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is designed to protect against chemical-source injuries and illnesses by ensuring that employers and workers are provided with sufficient information to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control chemical hazards and take appropriate protective measures. This information is provided through safety data sheets, labels, and employee training. But for SDSs, labels, and training…read more.

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Globally Harmonized System, REACH, & OSHA Explained

When it comes to hazards and compliance, it can often seem that each agency involved has its own terms, definitions, jurisdictions, and regulations. There’s the Globally Harmonized System (or GHS), as incorporated into OSHA’s 2012 revised HazCom Standard (or HCS), and the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemical Substances (or REACH) and Classification,…read more.

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Final SNURs Issued by EPA for 145 Chemicals

EPA SNURs & the TSCA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final significant new use rules (SNUR) for 145 chemical substances that are subject to premanufacture notice (PMN) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The substances names under the most recent SNUR orders range from alkylphenols to certain depolymerized waste plastics. Submissions…read more.

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Industry Unable to Stop EC’s Adoption of TiO2 as Carcinogen

Titanium Dioxide In early 2018, we reported that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had made a recommendation to the European Commission (EC) to require that titanium dioxide placed on the market as an inhalable powder will require a classification as Carcinogen, Category 2 (i.e. suspected human carcinogen); the implication being that any mixtures containing TiO2…read more.

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