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Possible Amendments to HMIRA & HPA

A few weeks ago we shared details on the proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). In addition to the proposed HPR amendments published that day in the Gazette there was also a Notice of Intent for possible amendments to both the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA) and the Hazardous Products Act (HPA)…

Proposed Amendments to Canada’s HPR

Canada initially adopted UN GHS with the publication of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in 2015. Under the previous, Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) there was a provision that allowed concentration ranges to be used on MSDSs however this was not retained in the HPR. Since the concentration associated to ingredients…

Print Chemical Hazard Labels with SiteHawk Communicator

On October 22, 2017, SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management announced the release of SIteHawk Communicator v8.11 This release includes includes major enhancements to labeling functionality, making it easier than ever to print chemical hazard labels in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Chemical Hazard Labels – Configurable Printing Options Producing compliant…

ECHA Provides Resource to Help Explain the Impact of Brexit

As it stands right now, the UK will become a “third country” outside the EU on March 30, 2019.  Wondering how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU might affect you? You are not alone.  As such ECHA has created a webpage to provide information on how Brexit will impact businesses in terms of the REACH,…

Full Formula – SiteHawk Adds Support for Ingredient-Level Data in SDS Management Solution

On October 1, 2017, SiteHawk released the latest version of SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for chemical data management. SiteHawk Communicator 8.10 includes new functionalities to regulate comprehensive full formula ingredient data within SiteHawk and provide tools to ensure workplaces have access to the chemical data necessary to maintain compliance and promote safety. View,…

14 years, 7 revisions later – Catching up with UN GHS Revision 7

What’s New in GHS Rev 7? Whenever a new revision to the UN GHS purple book comes out I always take some time to understand how this revision compares to previous revisions. It’s also good for any business impacted by GHS to understand the changes as well. This is because the UN GHS purple book…

SiteHawk Forges Enablon Partnership

Recently, SiteHawk embarked on a new strategic alliance with industry-leading Emergency Management Information System (EMIS) provider Enablon. The Enablon partnership delivers a comprehensive EHS data management solution to facilities and corporations across the globe. Enablon is the leading provider of sustainability, EHS and operational risk management software. Marrying SiteHawk and Enablon’s expertise results in robust, comprehensive…

Six Steps to SDS Success

Guest blogger Duncan Scrimpshire reflects on over 30 years of industry experience to provide insight in to the practical application of SDS documents in the workplace. Keeping workplaces safe and compliant is not an easy task. I remember the days when my office was filled with mounds of MSDS Notebooks and I spent hours doing research…

UN GHS Revision 7 Published – The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

The UN recently announced that the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has been published – in hard copy.  The electronic version is not available yet.  A new revision of the GHS comes out every 2 years and the changes over the last few revisions have…

Ready for Another Helping of TSCA Reform?

EPA Publishes New TSCA Regulations – Prioritization & Risk Assessment As we are sure you all know, the EPA, the US agency that governs the chemicals used in commerce, has been working to implement changes to current TSCA regulations. We hope to provide an overview of the new TSCA regulations and explain how recent changes…