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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.


February 6, 2019Chanyanis Utiskul

Thailand has proposed a draft regulation to regulate cleaning and sanitizing products used for food as “controlled food,” categorizing them as “food additives.” The Notification, Draft MOPH Notification (No…) B.E… (…), issued by virtue of the Food Act B.E. 2522, entitled "Cleaning or sanitizing products for food production and products,"...

February 5, 2019Verisk 3E Research Team

The European Commission adopted legislation on 16 January 2019 that amends two annexes to Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (CMD). Verisk 3E Review Published in the EU Official Journal on 31 January 2019, Directive 2019/130/EU adds...

January 22, 2019Sookie Hong

On 15 January 2019 Korea’s Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL) was amended by Law No. 16272. The amended law will enter into force one year from promulgation. However, new SDS rules will enter force two years after promulgation. Verisk 3E Analysis Law No. 16272 is the finalized bill of...

January 18, 2019Kami Blake

When dealing with supply chain material compliance (SCMC), choosing the best of bad options is a default position that companies often attempt to avoid. Wide-ranging regulations touched by SCMC cover product safety, social responsibility, global chemical and materials regulations, and downstream customer expectations imposed upon manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters...

January 15, 2019Bernie Henn

On January 15, 2019, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. This brings the list to 197 SVHC substances. The 6 new substances added are: 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (CAS RN 6807-17-6; EC No. 401-720-1). There are no active...

January 9, 2019Xiaolu Wang

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW) has published the Proposed Standards for Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The proposed standards will likely replace the S tandards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives (the Food Additive Standards). Public consultation on the proposal is open until...

January 9, 2019Xiaolu Wang

On 21 December 2018 Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced in a news release that the amendments to the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act have been passed in the Legislative Yuan and will become effective once signed by the president. The amendments introduce the definition of “Chemical Substances of Concern”...

December 17, 2018Scott Stephens

The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued chemical regulation-specific guidance which expands on the September 2018 technical notice issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that explained the UK’s strategy for a ‘no-deal’ withdrawal from the European Union in March 2019. Titled “UK...

December 11, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

In a move that may provide some clarity for companies affected by Proposition 65, California's Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing to revise section 25600.2 of Article 6 of the Proposition 65 regulations. These changes would clarify the responsibility of parties in the supply chain for purposes of...

December 3, 2018By the Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Brazil has taken another step towards establishing an Industrial Chemical Regulation. Environment Minister Edson Duarte signed on 23 November 2018 the draft law regarding registration, evaluation and control of industrial chemicals. The draft sets provisions for the inventory, risk assessment and control of chemical substances, and aims to minimize the...

December 3, 2018Patricia Iscaro

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), published on 15 June 2018, will become effective in less than two months, on 15 January 2019. The SFCR applies to all foods imported into Canada, sold in its provinces or interprovincially, or foods prepared for export. These new rules strengthen Canada's food...