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 […]

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 […]

Top SDS Software Enterprise Use Cases

Safety Data Sheets have historically been used in hard copy format, stored away in a binder for reference making it almost impossible to quickly author and update them. These OSHA-required documents are designed to help employees identify hazardous materials and understand the appropriate handling of these materials. However, manually authoring and updating every hazardous substance’s […]

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 […]

Chemical Importers: The Responsible Party

By Rennee Karlik, Regulatory Compliance Specialist A globally integrated supply chain is essential to worldwide chemical manufacturing. US Chemical Manufacturers import many chemicals from other countries due to price advantage and availability. Some imported chemicals never leave the importer’s location and are used as feedstock or raw materials for the manufacture of other chemicals. Some […]

The Importance of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) on an SDS

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Occupational exposure limits (OELs) are values, determined by various health regulatory bodies, that indicate safe levels of human exposure to hazardous chemicals. Available research information and recent data on hazardous substances, especially concerning acute toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and toxicity to reproduction, are used to set these limits. OELs […]