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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.


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...

March 13, 2019Alan Johnson

Verisk 3E recently participated and presented at Cority Connect 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the conference Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals from around the world discussed current trends and issues affecting their business. Some of the more interesting and pressing issues were how organizations are digitalizing their business,...

March 6, 2019Scott Stephens

The EU Commission has proposed an amendment that would add a new section to Annex III of Regulation 853/2004/EC on food hygiene regulating insects. Verisk 3E Review The proposed amendment would add a new section to Annex III pertaining to insects intended for human consumption. Insects as foodstuffs are subject...

March 5, 2019Jomarie Garcia

On 19 February 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed the results of the retroactive reporting exercise conducted on substances listed on the "Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical substances inventory." Based on this exercise, the EPA authenticated the commercial status of chemicals manufactured, processed or imported in the...

February 25, 2019Edmund Webecke - President

Today marks a significant milestone in the growth and evolution of Verisk 3E™. We have entered into a strategic partnership with SAP® to reimagine product compliance. Moments ago we signed a definitive agreement to acquire SAP’s Content as a Service (CaaS) business, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Content (ERC) and Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Documentation (ERD) teams and data assets. As part of the agreement, we have also formalized a partnership to embed Verisk 3E’s content into SAP’s product compliance platforms. The official announcement can be viewed here .

February 21, 2019Scott Stephens

On 5 February 2019 ten new directives were published in the EU Official Journal amending Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) regarding the renewal of nine existing exemptions and the addition of one exemption for lead in new uses. The new provisions take effect on 25 February 2019. Verisk 3E...

February 14, 2019

We sat down with Karen Lanka, Sr. Director of Product Management, to lear more about upcoming changes in requirements in Europe for notifying Poison Centres about the hazards in products. Here is what she had to say....