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January 13, 2021Soraya Vargas

On 19 December 2020 Health Canada proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations in order to align them with the seventh revised edition of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Verisk 3E Background The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) under the Hazardous...
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August 6, 2019Robert Guitteau Jr.

Ecuador has issued a far-reaching new environmental regulation that establishes a new institutional framework for environmental protection. Published on 12 June 2019, Executive Decree No. 752, Regulation to the Organic Code of the Environment also lays down rules for the integral management of chemical products. Verisk 3E Analysis The regulation...

August 6, 2018Emilia Vassileva

The report of the 35th session the United Nations Secretariat's Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was published on 26 July 2018. Some of the topics, including aerosols and hazard communication, will become the core of the upcoming 8th Rev. Edition...

November 27, 2017Cristina Caro Tovar

Chile has published a proposed regulation to implement the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The notice-and-comment period ends 5 January 2018. 3E Review On 7 November 2017, the Ministry of Health of Chile published the draft of the regulation implementing GHS. The draft...

October 21, 2015James Lee

On 9 October 2015, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare published and enacted a new Mexican Official Standard, NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace.

April 6, 2015James Lee

On February 9, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memo on enforcement guidance regarding the June 1, 2015 deadline for key elements of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), commonly known as HCS 2012 or HazCom 2012.

February 11, 2015James Lee

On 11 February 2015, Health Canada issued the final Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in Canada Gazette II that implement the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada.

August 19, 2013Emilia Vassileva and Kirsten Wallerstedt

On its meeting on August 20, 2013, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to adopt a draft decision on the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union, “On the Safety of Chemical Products.” According to the draft decision, the Technical Regulation will be enforced on February 15, 2015.

January 16, 2013David Don

Through the various regional Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Conferences I attended in 2012 – which included Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania – there were some themes and comments from the many talented EH&S professionals I encountered.

April 30, 2012James Lee

After much waiting and anticipation, OSHA published its new Hazard Communication Standard 2012 in the Federal Register, aligning the old HCS with GHS and ushering it into a new era.







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