Korea and GHS While the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemical hazards in many countries and regions has resulted in only criteria to be used for hazard classification, or in some cases an ‘advisory’ list of official classifications, some countries, such as the Republic of Korea have…read more.
The Pervasiveness of Chemicals The American Chemistry Council estimates that 95% of the goods produced by the US are touched by the business of chemistry: from colorants and flavor enhancers in our food to the surfactants used in laundry detergent and soaps, to the butadiene rubber tires you drove to work on. Since the inception…read more.
When you’re starting a new business, there’s no shortage of items on your to-do list. And one item that often falls to the bottom – whether due to budgetary or time restrictions or complete inexperience and unfamiliarity – is compliance. And that’s easy to understand – you’re busy wearing all the hats and juggling all…read more.
We’re often asked if there are products that are exempt from OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard – most recently electronic cigarettes and vaping device companies as new, burgeoning industries – and the answer is ‘maybe.’ It is also important to note that even if a product is exempt under the HazCom Standard, other OSHA regulations and/or…read more.
The Harsh Truth About Cosmetic Ingredients Human understanding, whether it be of science, or other disciplines is ever-evolving, with yesterday’s truths becoming tomorrows myths. One such axiom is the belief that all cosmetics are safe and can be applied and worn freely—even daily—with little consequence. Would it surprise you to learn that this may not…read more.
European Commission Adaptation to Technical Progress The classification and labeling criteria of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) are periodically reviewed by the United Nations, which resulted in the 6th and 7th Revised Editions to the GHS in 2014 and 2016—those revisions were adopted on March 27, 2019, by the European Commission as part of the…read more.
We’ve been helping our clients with compliance solutions, peerless expertise and mission-critical technologies for years. And in doing so, we’ve fielded many of the same questions from our partners about how to best protect employees, keep the environment safe, and reduce some of the risks we experience in today’s world. So, we thought it may…read more.
Currently, the methods and technology manufacturers use to create their safety data sheets are, unfortunately, resulting in a lot of product hazard misclassification. And while many of the dangers and risks associated with the under classification of products are pretty obvious, it may surprise you to know that more SDSs are over-classified than under-classified –…read more.
The Backstory Malaysia, along with a hand-full of other global jurisdictions, such as the European Union and New Zealand, currently publish an official list of chemicals and their required hazard classifications. Companies who wish to place chemical substances, or mixtures containing them, in one of these markets, must assign that region’s official hazard classification to…read more.
In October 1987, a group of prominent Wall Street investors and stock analysts awaited the arrival of the new CEO of the Aluminum Company of America. And just before noon, their anticipation was met by Alcoa’s new chief executive, Paul O’Neill. But what followed was wholly unexpected. Because instead of corporate buzzwords and talks about…read more.