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Growing Culture at a Growing Company

How do you preserve culture at a growing company? According to Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, the answer is simple: You don’t. At Netflix, Hastings says, “We encourage employees to figure out how to improve the culture, not how to preserve it.” Of course, that’s easier said than done. At a growing company, there are more…

Latest EU Candidate List of SVHC Updates – Are You Impacted?

As is the usual cadence (January and June), the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorization has been updated. The most recent update has resulted in the addition of six total entries (with eight unique CAS Numbers). This begs the question, “How well do you know your products?” Hopefully you know…

Tier II: The Home Stretch to Complete Your Regulatory Reporting

It’s February 1st and that means there is only one month remaining to submit Tier II reports. If your 2019 has gotten off to a busy start and you haven’t completed your Tier II report, don’t panic! We posted a refresher summary on what is reportable under the Federal Tier II requirements back before the…

2018 Has Come and Gone, But Is It Really Over?

With 2019 in full swing, many people have closed the chapter for 2018; but for some, 2018 isn’t over just yet. Environmental teams across almost every industry are gathering information and resources in preparation for annual regulatory reporting. Organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada may even find themselves in the trenches preparing for Tier II,…

13th ATP to CLP Is Now Out – But Where Is the 12th?

October 4th, 2018 brought the publication of the 13th adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) to the EU’s classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). For those watching the regulations that come out of the EU – the 11th ATP was published earlier this year and some of you may be wondering,…

Free Interactive SDS Tool

A few months ago, the Dutch Labour Inspectorate released an interactive SDS tool to help users check SDS information and send feedback to the appropriate supplier. Although the tool is geared towards EU regulations (REACH and CLP), it is still an excellent resource for anyone who handles/receives SDSs. The tool walks users through a series…

Simple EHS Quiz Card Program that Created Real EHS Culture Change

Enhancing the EHS culture of your business and achieving sufficient company-wide buy-in can be a challenge. With EHS teams that are often stretched thin, it can be tough to go above and beyond critical EHS tasks. If you find yourself in this situation, relatively small EHS programs can often engage a wide range of employees…

EPA Makes Additions to the Toxics Release Inventory for 2019 Reporting Year

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially added 13 specific nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in a rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 12th. Although this is being added as a category, it only includes the 13 specifically listed substances with CAS numbers. These additions will…

ECHA Updates Candidate List of SVHC

On June 27th, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) updated the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization. The ten substances below have been added: Anytime the Candidate List is updated, companies may have legal obligations that result from the substances included on the list. Obligations range from additional communication needed in…