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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

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...

July 24, 2019Bernie Henn

On 16 July 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. This brings the list to 201 SVHC substances. The 4 new substances added are: 2-methoxyethyl acetate (CAS RN 110-49-6; EC No. 203-772-9) Reason for inclusion:...

July 18, 2019Jomarie Garcia

The New York legislature passed a bill to ban 1,4-dioxane above trace amounts in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) on 20 June 2019, and California is likely to follow suit based on a preliminary screening assessment of the impact of the substance. If signed by the New York governor, the state’s...

July 16, 2019By Kami Blake

Product safety and e-commerce—the two have not gone hand in hand. Rapidly escalating, high-volume sales and profits secured while the customer experience is wrapped in "getting it all and getting it now" has not been a recipe for safe and compliant products. As a math equation it might look like...

July 8, 2019Chanyanis Utiskul

India is preparing to finalize its new food labeling regulation. On 25 June 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued the press release providing an update to the new food labeling regulation, the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations, 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis...

July 2, 20193E Monitor Team

The European Union has recast its regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP) to clarify confusion resulting from multiple amendments since its original framing in 2004. The new Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants was issued on 20 June 2019. Verisk 3E Analysis Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 replaces Regulation (EC) No...

June 24, 2019Emma Swan

Cority recently hosted a webinar with Verisk 3E and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) on the topic of managing global Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) with a unified EHSQ system. In this post, we’ll cover some key takeaways from the webinar and answer some audience questions. Occupational Exposure Limits: A...

June 19, 2019Stephanie Fleischer

I had the distinct pleasure of representing Verisk 3E at the 2019 Annual COSTHA FOrum & Expo in Long Beach, CA. COSTHA stands for the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles and is comprised of industry professionals working to collaborate on regulatory harmonization, enforcement and responsiveness to an ever...

June 18, 2019Xiaolu Wang

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare finalized four regulations related to the licensing and approval requirements for specific purpose cosmetics on 28 May 2019. Verisk 3E Review On 28 May 2019 the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan (MoHW) issued four regulations concerning specific purpose cosmetic products that are...

June 5, 2019Xiaolu Wang

China proposed plans to enact or revise 81 food safety standards in 2019, including regulations for food contact silicone, measures for the control of lead contamination and various other major standards. Published on 22 May 2019 the proposal is open for public consultation until 1 June 2019. Verisk 3E Review...

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