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SiteHawk Exclusive – The EHSQ Maturity Curve Applied to HazCom & Beyond

February’s edition of the Synergist included the article Solving the Right Problems, by SiteHawk Senior Solutions Engineer Matt Adams. In the article, Matt introduces the concept of the EHSQ Maturity Curve, a construct describing organizational progression from regulatory compliance, through proactive insight into a state of leadership and stewardship. Matt’s argument that EHSQ activities should…

Solving the Right Problems – The EHSQ Maturity Curve

A Simple Model to Take Your Organization Beyond Compliance How sustainable is my company? How sustainable is my site compared with our operations in the future? Is there a product recall right around the corner? I have budget for one more person: should I hire a risk expert or a data scientist? Environmental, health and safety, and quality…

EPA Releases 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations

In compliance with the amendments to TSCA the EPA has released it’s 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations.  The report provides a high level overview for 2018.  In summary the following can be expected – Refinement of the scoping documents for the first 10 chemicals reviews in progress Prioritization for 40 chemicals (at least 20 low…

SiteHawk Communicator Enhances Data Consolidation Functionalities

Today, January 21, 2018, SiteHawk has enhanced SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for chemical data management with a number of new features and improvements. New features include an innovative functionality which enables users to consolidate materials within SDS Notebooks making SDS search more accurate and less time consuming. Harmonize Your SDS Notebooks, Simplify SDS Search…

New Additions to SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) Candidate List Shared in ECHA Weekly!

In advance of the usual formal January update to the EU’s Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) the forthcoming set of updates have been shared on ECHA Weekly. In addition to an update to the intrinsic properties listed with BPA there are also seven new substances that will be added to the list…

California Amends Prop 65’s Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings

An announcement was made yesterday that amendments to Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings section of Prop 65 have been approved. There are amendments to 12 different sections beginning with changes to the definitions for authorized agent, label, labeling and sign through changes to the furniture product exposure warnings – content, with additions and deletions…

Alberta Updates OHS Safety Bulletin on WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 Transition

The updated bulletin, although only 3 pages, contains some great information on the changes to the OHS code and the transition for employers. Here are just some of the highlights from the updated bulletin. The OHS code part 29 will change to match Federal legislation. Three transition options for employers are outlined bringing some clarification…

The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

The California Governor has signed the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill No. 258) into law. This new piece of legislation includes specific requirements for which ingredients and information must be disclosed on both the manufacturer’s website by 2020 and the product label by 2021. These new requirements impact the…