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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.

June 5, 2019Emilia Vassileva

Russia has begun compiling the list of chemicals in circulation in Russia in order to develop the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Register of Chemicals. According to an official notice published on 16 May 2019, Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has instructed the Association Coordinating Informational Center of the Commonwealth...

May 17, 2019Jomarie Garcia

Washington state legislators aim to follow California’s example in restricting the use of priority chemicals in products for children and other consumer products. Passed by the legislature on 25 April 2019, An Act Relating to Preventing Toxic Pollution that Affects Public Health or the Environment , Bill No. 5135, is...

May 14, 2019Verisk 3E TSCA Team

The TSCA “Active” inventory as a result of the TSCA Reset activities under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21 st Century was announced on February 19, 2019. The “Active” inventory becomes effective 90 days after the signed action from the EPA. The EPA signed the action on May...

May 9, 2019Sava Kostić

Summary On 25 April 2019 France officially banned the use of titanium dioxide (E 171) effective 1 January 2020. The ban will remain in force until at least 31 December 2020, after which it may be renewed for another year. Verisk 3E Review On 25 April 2019 the French Ministry...

May 7, 2019Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Summary According to a pre-publication notice dated 24 April 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. Verisk 3E Review Glyphosate is used...

April 16, 2019Jomarie Garcia

Summary On 10 April 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication of a proposed rulemaking outlining the process for reviewing Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims for the identities of chemicals listed as “active” on the confidential portion of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory. Businesses may...

April 16, 2019Alan L. Johnson

Published in partnership with Enablon for Enablon Insights , the online community dedicated to EHS, Sustainability and Risk professionals Companies are exposed to operational risks every day. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as the Bhopal and Seveso disasters show that adverse events can result in catastrophic consequences. Unmitigated...

April 3, 2019Patricia Iscaro

On 28 March 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a guidance for industry conveying FDA's intent to exercise enforcement discretion concerning the requirements of the Produce Safety Regulation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Pub. L. 111-353). Comments on the new guidance may be...

April 1, 2019Scott Stephens

The European Commission adopted legislation on 27 March 2019 that updates the EU’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation (1272/2008/EC) in line with the sixth and seventh revisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Verisk 3E Analysis Published in the EU Official Journal...

March 19, 2019

The Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) has issued the 2019 Swiss occupational (MAKs) and biological exposure limits (BATs). Verisk 3E Review Typically updated every year in January, SUVA delayed publication of the 2019 lists until the end of February. The new publication has revised entries for many of the...

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