International Safety Data Sheet Considerations

By Anu Kattoju, Regulatory Compliance Specialist As businesses expand, so does the territory in which manufacturers and suppliers reach. As expansion commences across international borders a very pertinent requirement is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). A Safety Data Sheet is a sixteen-section document that’s main purpose is to educate a product’s user about the chemical(s) […]

OSHA to Adopt GHS Revision 7

ghs classification

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international effort to harmonize hazard communication. It provides harmonized hazard definitions, format for safety data sheets (SDS), and specific criteria for product labels. It issues a revised edition every 2 years and is currently working on releasing Revision 9 in 2021. OSHA […]

Changes in TSCA Risk Evaluations

By Lorrie Ritter, Sr. Chemical Regulatory Compliance Specialist Late June 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced important policy changes surrounding risk evaluations issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by the previous administration and the path forward for the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation. After agency review to ensure these […]

Transportation of Dangerous Goods – the Importance of the UN Number

By Johnny Andon, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager In today’s global society, the movement of materials from one location to another is an everyday occurrence. But in the same way that goods need to make it to their destination to keep businesses going, they must do so in a way that is both safe and environmentally […]

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Update – What can we expect

By Johnny Andon, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager When the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) was first developed, different countries came on board at different times. For example, the US adopted revision 3 while Canada adopted revision 5. But in order to meet the GHS’s mission of providing a harmonized method for chemical hazard communication, countries are […]

Updates to the GHS in South Korea

korea ghs

By Johnny Andon, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager New Requirements in South Korea South Korea has updated their GHS regulation MoEL 2016-19 to the new MoEL Notice No. 2020-130 which entered into force on January 16, 2021. Primarily, these changes affect the process of claiming CBI for products and also introduce a new component of having […]

TSCA Active-Inactive Rule Reporting Period Will Reopen for CBI Claims

By Rennee Karlik, Regulatory Compliance Specialist The EPA announced the reopening of the reporting period for Active and Inactive substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on January 5, 2021. The original reporting period closed in October 2018 and included an opportunity for submitters to assert (CBI) confidential business information claims. The decision to […]

Updates to Annex II of the EU REACH Regulation Effective January 1, 2021

By Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Annex II of the European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation [Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006] defines the requirements for the compilation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Recently, Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/878, which amends Annex II of the EU REACH Regulation, was published to apply […]

OSHA and Health Canada to adopt GHS Revision 7

By Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist OSHA GHS Revision 7 Update Within the last two years, we learned about the intention of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt revision 7 of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) corresponding to OSHA’s “Update to the Hazard Communication Standard” […]