Proposed Amendments to Canada’s HPR
Categories: Regulatory News
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…Read more...
ECHA Provides Resource to Help Explain the Impact of Brexit
Categories: Regulatory News
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,…Read more...
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…Read more...
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…Read more...
5 Frequently Asked Questions in a Post-GHS, Still Not Quite Harmonized World
Beginning in 1992 a group of experts from many countries under the auspices of the UN developed what we now know today as The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is a system meant to provide harmonized chemical hazard communication. It includes criteria for classification of substances and mixtures…Read more...
SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS
Global disributors are reducing costs and improving efficiency – without sacrificing compliance standards or introducing risk – by having a single product SDS adhere to multiple agency standards, a multiple agency SDS. REQUEST INFO The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS and even EU CLP on a Single SDS At SiteHawk, we are seeing an increase in the number of…Read more...
OSHA Signals Potential HazCom Changes
Although many organizations are still wrestling with the operational implications of the adoption of GHS in OSHA 2012, OSHA has recently signaled that the agency may consider more HazCom changes in the next round of rulemaking. Are HazCom Changes in the Works? OSHA HazCom is based on Revision 3 of the UN GHS purple book. In a meeting…Read more...
OSHA Publishes Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012
Categories: HazCom Compliance
Over two weeks ago, the safety data sheet and labelling requirements under OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard (HCS 2012) (29 CFR 1910.1200) went into effect. Manufacturers, importers and employers must provide information about chemical hazards on Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels. They also must utilize GHS requirements to alert the user for immediate and consistent recognition…Read more...
Is Just GHS Good Enough?
Environmental, health, and safety professionals are aiming to update vendor safety data sheets with the latest Globally Harmonized System (GHS) versions for internal hazcom compliance. However, is knowing simply whether or not an SDS is compliant with OSHA HazCom 2012good enough? The short answer is, no. Implemented correctly, there is no such thing as a…Read more...
North American HazCom Standard Based on UN GHS to Become a Reality
Is a North American HazCom Standard based on UN GHS going to become a reality? We have gotten just an inkling of the potential answer to this infamous question in the recent weeks as Canada has released a “Description of Proposed Amendments to adopt GHS”.Read more...