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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.


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...

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...