EPA Identifies 31 Proposed SNURS

By Rennee Karlik, Regulatory Compliance Specialist On October 12, 2021, The US Environmental Protection Agency published a proposal of Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for 31 chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). All chemical substances on the proposed list were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). They received a “not likely to […]

ECHA SDS Compliance Checks Starting in 2023

ECHA SDS Compliance Checks

By Lorrie Ritter, Sr. Chemical Regulatory Compliance Specialist ECHA’s enforcement Forum met back in June of 2021and agreed to control safety data sheets (SDS) in an EU-wide enforcement project (REF-11). These inspections will look at the quality of information in the EU SDS. The project will run throughout 2023, and a report can be expected […]

Summary of New Changes in GHS Revision 9

By Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist On September 14, 2021, the United Nations published the 9th revision to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Below is a summary of the changes included in this edition: Chapter 2.1 (Explosives) was revised, expanding on the definitions and general considerations to include explosion […]

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

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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

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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 […]