The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS or HAZCom) aligns with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances (GHS) (revision 7)

New standard to align the HCS with the GHS

US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues a proposed rule to update the current standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor has just issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Hazard Communication Standard - HCS (§ 1910.1200).

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New EU safety data sheet requirements: Transition period confirmed

SDS compiled in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 can continue to be used until 31 December 2022

The European Chemicals Agency ECHA published last December 2020 the fourth version of its Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets according to the new harmonized notification system, which entered into force last January 1, 2021. The document aims to help users comply with their obligations under the REACH Regulation, and the main novelty introduced in the latest version is that the transition period in the application of the new Regulation (EU) 2020/878 is officially confirmed, as stated in section 1.3.:

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Second Amendment of Annex VIII published to facilitate compliance

On November 13, the Second Amendment of Annex VIII to CLP was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It was designed to improve the viability of the information requirements related to harmonized toxicological notification, which will come into effect on the next 1 January 2021.

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Problems at Customs due to the new Mexican NOMs? SIAM have the answer

At Siam we specialize in helping companies comply with all international regulations, so whether you have retained merchandise at Mexican customs or if you are thinking of exporting there, we can help you.

Since last October 1st, all goods exported to Mexico must display the origin labeling following the requirements stipulated by the corresponding Mexican regulations for commercial or health information. If they do not comply with this requirement, the merchandise will be withheld by Customs and their entry into Mexico will be prohibited. Solving the situation may generate substantial custom charges. Do you want to know how to avoid this situation? Let's take a look at the regulations.

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Published the 15th ATP of the CLP Regulation - application of the regulation (UE) nº 2020/1182

The objectives of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles. These objectives are fulfilled, inter alia, by establishing a list of substances with their harmonised classifications and labelling elements at Union level. Its article 37, in order to guarantee that the regulations are adapted to technical and scientific progress, empowers the Commission to quickly include substances in Table 3 of Part 3 of Annex VI, where it finds that the harmonisation of the classification and labelling is appropriate.

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NEW Requirements for EU Safety Data Sheets

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2020/878, amending the annex II of REACH regulation, that sets the requirements for chemical safety data sheet in the European Union.

Regulation shall apply from 1 January 2021, after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

We have summarized the main changes introduced by this new regulation:

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