Canada proposes to align its hazardous products regulation with GHS, 7th revised edition

Adopting the seventh revised edition of the GHS would provide increased worker health and safety benefits and worker protections and to comply with the Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard with regard to workplace hazardous products. The key elements of the system are: hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of safety data sheets, and worker education and training programs. It requires suppliers of hazardous products intended for use, handling or storage in Canadian workplaces to classify and provide hazard information through labels and safety data sheets.

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SVHC Roadmap 2020: a comprehensive analysis of its achievements

The roadmap, set up to identify and include all relevant Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in the Candidate List by 2020, has just published an analysis of its main achievements and extended aims

In 2013 the European Chemicals Agency ECHA joined forces with Members State authorities and the European Commission to create the SVHC Roadmap 2020. Its objective? To identify substances of very high concern (SVHCs) and put measures in place to manage their risks..

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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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