Grace period in Korea: How to comply with the new MSDS requirements.

On November 2020, Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) published major amendments to GHS Classification and MSDS requirements under the Notice No. 2020-130, which contains a major revision to the Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), regulated originally in the MoEL Notice No. 2016-19, and formulated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (K-OSHA).

The notice came into force last 1 January, 2021, but it stated a “grace period” for substances notified before then. If your industry is affected by the norm, it is time for you to verify if your MSDS fulfill all the new requirements. Let us explain the main changes introduced by Notice No. 2020-130.

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At SIAM we are committed with the environment.

SIAM has recently obtained the certification of its environmental management system according to the international standard ISO 14001:2015, which demonstrates the company's commitment to preserve the environment as much as possible.

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Candidate List Updated with 4 New Hazardous Chemicals

The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) now contains 223 entries identifying chemicals that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment.

You can consult the complete list here, but let us explain to you a little more about the 4 recently added substances, their characteristics, identification number and the reasons for their inclusion.

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Disabling a submitted notification: why, when and how

On December 2021, the ECHA updated the “PCN: a practical guide” to its version 5.0. A version which includes a step-by-step explanation of the new functionality for disable submitted notifications through the ECHA submission portal, which was introduced in IUCLID 6 (version 6.20.)

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HOW CAN CHEMETER HELPS YOU TO COMPLY WITH UK´S PPE NEW REGULATIONS?

The UK´s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 requires the employers to provide their employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect them from the risk of injury in the workplace.

PPEs are a last resort when risks associated with a professional activity cannot be prevented or controlled in any other ways, and they can include items such as safety helmets and hard hats, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses.

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