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New "Extended" Safety Data Sheet in REACH
July 30, 2015
New "Extended" Safety Data Sheet in REACH

If you use hazardous substances registered under REACH, your suppliers now have to provide you with a new, extended safety data sheet that includes exposure scenarios.

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Tags: SDS, REACH, exposure scenario
Which Way Will WEEE Go?
July 23, 2015
Which Way Will WEEE Go?

The western world's most watched e-waste regulation has lofty goals for the next 18 months, and changes are now being drafted for the years beyond. Here's the lastest on where WEEE will go next. 

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Tags: WEEE, waste, e-waste
New CLP Guidance for New CLP Law
July 16, 2015
New CLP Guidance for New CLP Law

June 1, 2015 marked the onset of the CLP regulation, which governs communications about chemicals in Europe. The latest guidance reflects changes in how chemicals must be classified, labeled and packaged under this now-in-force regulation. 

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Tags: eu, CLP, clp regulation
15 New Chemicals for REACH Authorization List
July 8, 2015
15 New Chemicals for REACH Authorization List

Hot on the heels of announcing two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the REACH Candidate List, ECHA announces 15 new substances slated for the Authorization List. Businesses around the world need the following information.

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Tags: ECHA, REACH, authorization
PFCs: Pease and Queues
June 30, 2015
PFCs: Pease and Queues

Pease Tradeport is well known in military circles as the former Pease Airforce Base. Now a world class tradeport and international airport, the site is home to many businesses, including Actio Corp. Recently, a drinking water supply was found to be contaminated with PFCs. Here's what happens when chemical contamination hits close to home.

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Tags: chemical, tracking
Sustainable Lego: The Raw Material
June 26, 2015
Sustainable Lego: The Raw Material

Lego has taken a landmark step forward in choosing the most sustainable materials possible for current and future users. The company has allocated USD $150 million to make products from new, sustainable, raw materials.

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Tags: materials, management, sustainability
The Pope Says: End Climate Change
June 18, 2015
The Pope Says: End Climate Change

The new leader of the Catholic church is not just a theologian. He's also a chemist. And starting today, he's taking on climate change.

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Tags: chemistry, climate-change
New Chemicals on REACH Candidate List
June 15, 2015
New Chemicals on REACH Candidate List

Two new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) have been added to the REACH Candidate List. Right on schedule.

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Tags: ECHA, REACH, chemicals, SVHC
The Safety Dance: How I Did It
June 8, 2015
The Safety Dance: How I Did It

How does a person start a career in Health & Safety? Did you fall into it? Slip and get there by accident? We asked a group of professionals in an EHS/Q Group on LinkedIn. We selected 10 thoughtful responses. Here's what you told us...

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Tags: ehs, safety
EPA on Fracking: No Widespread Panic
June 4, 2015
EPA on Fracking: No Widespread Panic

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a watershed report showing that fracking, while potentially dangerous, has not caused widespread harm to drinking water. The draft assessment is five years in the making. Get key facts and links here. Feedback requested.

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Tags: EPA, chemical, risk, fracking