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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 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 both…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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The Cost of Classification Errors in Safety Data Sheets

Sometimes we get so deep in the forest, that we “can’t see the forest for the trees,” and that is exactly what has happened with the authoring of SDSs. Using current technology, it can take a regulatory expert or chemist in excess of 8 hours to create a single product SDS, once that person is…read more.

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EC Seeking Comment on RoHS Exemptions

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Restrictions Electrical and electronic equipment (a/k/a ‘EEE’) are pervasive in our modern world, from large household appliances to smartphones and medical devices. In the European Union, EEE are subject to the restriction of certain hazardous substances under Directive 2011/65/EU, the so-called ‘RoHS’ Directive, which currently restricts a total of six substances…read more.

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