2011 year-end recap of environmental risk management news
January 3, 2012
2012 already feels like a fresh new start. To get our bearings, let's take a look at the top stories from 2011 on managing risk, quality and environmental regulatory compliance in a product supply chain. Here are the stories readers were most interested in, both in the US and internationally.
United States regulatory updates:
- Study links chemicals and Parkinson's And here comes EPA and the media -- is your company prepared?
- EPA revises TSCA New 2012 chemical reporting changes
- EPA regulates drinking water 30 new contaminants to be monitored
- EPA finds time for glymes 14 glymes slated for review
- EPA Under the TSCA sun EPA's new CDR chemical rule
- Design for Quality DfO? ISO 14006:2011 for eco-design
- California Proposition 65 Latest on chemicals in CA
- The notorious BPA EPA takes action (ish...)
Worldwide regulatory updates:
- Meet the new RoHS Same as the old RoHS (but different)
- REACH: 20 new C-Listers ECHA's Candidate List population boom
- Next big REACH thing Two key 2012 deadlines include downstream uses notifications
- Europe bans 6 chemicals Sunset on six substances
- GHS & WHIMS The Canadian GHS view
- China REACH: 8 new SVHC China chemical standards
- Tin liability: careless whiskers and Toyota We are industry in a material world, and tin is suspect in the Toyota acceleration problem
Thanks for your readership and participation in our blogs, dialogues, webinars, speaking engagements, and sessions in 2011. Look forward to connecting with you in 2012! Please sign up for your complimentary newsletter if you haven't already to stay abreast of interesting, relevant compliance news as well as the latest in Actio activity.
All the best from everyone at Actio.
-- Kal Kawar (pictured), Professional Chemical Engineer (PE), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and co-founder of Actio Corporation.