In the US, last month's chemical manufacturing numbers increased. This comes despite an overall slowdown in manufacturing.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is urging businesses to start preparing for the next REACH registration deadline. The next deadline will affect more businesses than any up to this point. It concerns substances manufactured or imported into the EU in relatively low volumes, only 1 to 100 tonnes per year.
A REACH penalty can vary significantly from one EU nation to another. Penalty charges start under 1000 Euros in countries such as Latvia, Greece, and Cyprus for certain types of minor offenses. Top penalties can be 2,500,000 Euros in Poland, and even higher.
From June 1, 2015, the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation will be the only legislation in the European Union to apply to the classification and labeling of both substances and mixtures. CLP requires companies to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.
A new, bipartisan bill that would update TSCA has hit the floor in Washington, DC. The new bill intends to improve regulatory certainty for manufacturers, while striking a balance between state and federal roles in chemical safety management. Here's what you need to know.
It's not just GHS deadlines anymore, 2015 will see an OSHA tide of rules and proposals coming on. OSHA plans to issue three final rules this year and other proposals are stacking up for possible publication. What you need to know is here.
The REACH SVHC list is showing signs of 2015 activity: two new substances have been proposed for addition to the regulation's Candidate List of substances of very high concern.
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.
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.
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.