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TSCA's Chemical Watchlist 2015
February 24, 2015
TSCA's Chemical Watchlist 2015

Download this complimentary list of 90 substances targeted by the United States EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). List updated as of Q1 2015. Find out which chemicals were recently added, removed or reclassified.

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Tags: EPA, chemical, risk, TSCA
Substituting SVHCs - How To
February 18, 2015
Substituting SVHCs - How To

As companies realize they must substitute one or more toxic chemicals in products and formulations this year, experts scramble assess alternatives in the most sensible possible way. Here are top tips and resources to keep your project on track.

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Tags: chemical, substitution, SVHC
Apple's $850 Million Solar Deal
February 12, 2015
Apple's $850 Million Solar Deal

There are no clouds in Cupertino this week where environmental stewardship is concerned. Apple has struck a landmark $850 million deal for a solar plant to power retail stores, corporate offices and more by the end of 2016. This is the largest commercial solar deal of its kind. Copycat acts likely to follow.

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Tags: Apple, power, stewardship
RoHS Regulations Worldwide
February 4, 2015
RoHS Regulations Worldwide

RoHS, the lord of electronics and electrical equipment directives, has already spawned many similar laws and regulations across the globe. Here are the RoHS-like regulations to watch. 

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Tags: RoHS, global
Supply Chain Management: a Material Issue
February 3, 2015
Supply Chain Management: a Material Issue

Supply Chain Management has a new critical component: traceability and disclosure. The idea of managing disclosure about a supply network is not new, but material disclosure is indeed becoming ever more a key management piece.

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Tags: supply chain, material disclosure
Your Salary: More in 2014
January 30, 2015
Your Salary: More in 2014

2014 saw the most significant increase in salaries since 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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Tags: compliance, salary
The Size of Boeing's Supply
January 19, 2015
The Size of Boeing's Supply

How big, exactly, is Boeing's supply chain? With revenues approaching $100 billion and a global supply network producing and shipping high volumes of complicated assemblies, this is one of the world's largest supply chains. Here we look at how the 787 Dreamliner comes together.

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Tags: supplier, aerospace, boeing
Latest REACH Authorization List
January 13, 2015
Latest REACH Authorization List

There are 31 substances that have to be authorized for use in Europe (under REACH regulation). The substances range from phthlates to pigments. Download the current Authorization List here.

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Tags: ECHA, REACH, chemicals, SVHC
EPA: TDI Up
January 12, 2015
EPA: TDI Up

EPA proposes another Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for a fairly common substance family, chemicals called Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI). This has potential significant reporting requirements, as TDI persists in just about every manufacturer's supply chain, somewhere.

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Tags: EPA, chemical, risk, SNUR
Video: Factory Explosion
January 6, 2015
Video: Factory Explosion

A fireworks factory exploded yesterday. A witness managed to catch the blast on video. The footage is unforgettable.

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Tags: safety, facility, plant