Signed into law June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Nation’s primary chemicals management law. Among the many amendments, a provision was established that is being referred to as an “inventory reset.” How will the TSCA Inventory Reset impact your…read more.
Did you know that in the making of tooth paste, if fluoride gets on a worker’s skin, there is a 12-plus page document called a safety data sheet that explains how to deal with fluoride toxicity? Not only that, but did you know toothpaste has several hazardous components in it? Each one of those components has…read more.
If you live in one of the EU member states and were considering getting a tattoo, you may want to act soon. In fact, the European Commission recently requested that ECHA begin a safety evaluation of several common tattoo inks, which may eventually lead to use restrictions of these inks throughout the EU. As part…read more.
By: Julie MacGregor, President and CEO Global Safety Management Let’s face it, complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is a headache. It involves understanding the regulations, gathering SDSs, generating chemical reports, and much more. Because of this, many companies either do nothing or do what they believe to be bare minimum. The problem is that…read more.
1. How many languages do you translate? Answer: We translate into over 80+ languages. However, 95 % of MSDS translations fall into 30 or less languages. 2. Are your SDSs translated by humans or is it software translation? Answer: We use professional translators and editors. However, we have large databases of translated SDS phrases as…read more.
1. Do we have to list all of the ingredients in our product? You only have to list the ingredients in your product that are considered hazardous. You do not have to list non-hazardous ingredients in the SDS. 2. Will we need to provide the exact % and CAS # of our ingredients? Answer: You…read more.
The industry had been bracing itself for the swift arrival of June 1st. As of that date, the Globally Harmonized System came into force under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA HazCom 2012). These new waters open up many questions about how implementation will proceed,…read more.
The European Parliament and Council established REACH in 2006, so for some of us, it’s old news. This regulation established ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, to administer the program. As is true with many compliance initiatives, REACH is both an acronym and an idea. On one hand, REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction…read more.
From time to time, our customers look for our regulatory team to clarify their obligations regarding Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) for household consumer products. For the US, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard exempts products that fall under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Consumer Product Safety Act and Federal Hazardous Substances Act, as well as cosmetics…read more.
GHS, the Globally Harmonized Standard, is the new global standard to be used for the classification of chemicals in most industrialized countries. Countries in Asia have adopted GHS at various levels and speed and it can be challenging to keep requirements straight across these regions. A full understanding of both legal requirements and industrial practices…read more.