Compliance Alerts

Compliance Alert: California Requires Cosmetic, Disinfectant Safety Data Sheets to Be Multilingual

A new California bill approved by the governor requires manufacturers to print Safety Data Sheets in multiple languages for products that are considered cosmetics and disinfectants.

Compliance Alert: Brazilian GHS

In June 2019 an amendment to the Brazilian ABNT NBR 14725 -2 standard (ABNT NBR 14725-2:2009/Em1:2019) was published. The amendment modifies threshold concentration limits for mixture classification for several hazards.

EU Product Warning Label Changes Go Into Effect

Who: European Union The two-year transition period to comply with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation, or CLP, ended June 1, 2017. Implication: It is now illegal for products labeled with the former EU Dangerous Preparations Directive, or DPD, requirements to still be on the market in the European Union. Distributors and retailers can no longer

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

April 2017: Compliance Alerts

Who? U.S. Transportation Department Alert #1: U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations Delayed The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, of the U.S. Transportation Department has withdrawn a final rule that was intended to be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 26, 2017. The final rule, HM-215N, would have updated the U.S. Hazardous Materials

ISO 9001 Changes Are Rolling In; Are You Ready?

Major differences in terminology between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 include: “Products” has been broadened in scope to include “Products as well as Services” that must meet ISO 9001:2015 standards. There are no longer any “Exclusions” as there were in the previous ISO 9001:2008 revision, so “nonapplicable” is no longer an acceptable answer. Companies are

March 2017: Compliance Alerts

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, newly amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in June 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that one goal was to “reset” the TSCA Inventory to denote active and inactive chemicals. In mid-January 2017, the EPA published a proposed rule soliciting comments (82 FR 4255), with the comment period ending March 14, 2017.

February 2017: Compliance Alerts

There have been two recent Federal Register notices issued—one from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and one from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration—that have delayed the effective dates of dozens of rules because of a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” order issued by the Trump administration on Jan. 20, 2017. All the regulatory changes in the affected Federal Register notices will now have an effective date of March 21, 2017.

January 2017: Compliance Alerts

3 EPA Alerts to Know The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released three alerts regarding the evaluation, regulation and reporting of chemicals designated as toxic substances. Take a quick look at these new regulations and ensure you’re in compliance. Are you in Compliance? Alert #1: 10 Chemical Substances to Undergo Risk Evaluations under the