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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…

SiteHawk’s New Look!

Today, around 52% of all website traffic runs via mobile phones, and the number of mobile users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. From web conferences during a flight to running reports on a smart phone, businesses, just like consumers, are mobile. Your business needs tools that partner…

Update to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard…..Sooner Rather Than Never?

The Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda has been released and “Updates to the Hazard Communication Standard” has been moved from Long-Term Actions to Proposed Rule Stage once again. There is a date for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of February 2019. The Abstract indicates that the rule making is looking to update the standard…

OSHA Publishes Clarifications to Beryllium Standard

Early this week in the Federal Register, OSHA published a Direct Final Rule that included important clarifications to the Beryllium Standard (29 CFR 1910.1024). The clarifications begin with changes and additions to the Definitions section of the rule at 1910.1024 (b). The new terms are then incorporated later in the text, which of course impacts…

Understanding the Three Types of Data Needed for Regulatory Compliance

In addition to keeping employees safe, regulatory compliance is a critical concern for companies and their EHS staff. EHS compliance requires data. The term data is discussed at length, especially in the EHS landscape, but it can have many different connotations. Data to support regulatory compliance generally falls into three categories. Come along as we…