P-statements: They’re Precautionary … and Perplexing

In this blog, I will explain how Audits and Settings are key in a new feature that is currently in development at Sphera—the precautionary statements selection.

Product Stewardship Initiatives: Start Today; Thank Yourself Tomorrow

Product Stewardship—it’s complicated. It requires reviewing the entire life cycle of a product chain from raw material selection to semifinished goods manufacturing to finished goods production to distribution to usage to storage and even to disposal. Product Stewardship also includes such activities as raw-material screening, hazard evaluating, regulatory reporting, Safety Data Sheet authoring, labeling and

Bottom’s Up – SUMI Offers Substantive Changes on Dealing with Mixtures

The “bottom-up” approach or Safe Use Mixture Information (SUMI) selection method was developed by sector organizations representing formulators. This approach is focused on understanding the end use of the mixture for a specific industry sector. In this e-book, Sphera explores these substantive changes for dealing with mixtures to help ensure compliance.

Safety Data Sheet Authoring: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

It’s what’s inside that matter when it comes to substances. The most important part of building a compliant Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is appropriately assessing the hazards associated with the substances within the product mixture. A solid scientific background and experience in Environmental Health & Safety regulations is a prerequisite for the preparation of compliant

Formulating a Data-driven Plan for Chemicals in the Supply Chain

This article was originally posted on Chemical Watch. Frank Arcadi of Sphera Solutions explains how and why companies must track down hidden chemicals throughout their supply chains When you consider the chemicals contained inside the dyes, solutions and materials that make up the goods we use at home or work, you start to realise that even

Transparency Is Key Ingredient to Success in Today’s Fragrance, Personal Care Industries

There’s a new fragrance in the air, and it’s a welcome scent we like to call “transparency.” On the heels of the information age, consumers have become more curious and concerned about the foods they eat and the products they use—and fragrances and personal care items are no exception. It’s a “trend” that really is

Revised UN GHS Rules Go Into Effect

Who: The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, or UNECE, published the 7th revision to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, or GHS, in July. Implication: This revision contains new and revised provisions for classifying and labeling chemical substances and guidance for preparing Safety Data

Canadian GHS Gets a New Transition Timeline

Who: Canada Canadian Regulators have issued an extension of the deadlines for the application of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015. WHMIS 2015 outlines Canada’s implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for Chemicals, better known as GHS. Implication: Manufacturers and importers now have until June 1, 2018, to comply with the

Brexit Brings Uncertainty to Substance Regulations, but the Solution’s Still in REACH

The clock is ticking away on the so-called “Brexit” when the United Kingdom officially says “cheerio” to the European Union—but as is the timer on how the country will handle heightened REACH registration requirements once Brexit is official. We know that the last and lowest tonnage threshold for REACH registration of substances placed on the

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