Entries by Team Nexreg

Australian Workplace Exposure Limits Effective December 2026

Australia will introduce new Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) as of December 1, 2026, marking a substantial advancement in occupational health and safety regulations. Transitioning from the existing Workplace Exposure Standards (WES) to WEL is expected to bolster worker protection against airborne contaminants. These revised limits will encompass a wide range of substances, including dust, fumes, […]

OSHA Hazard Communication (HazCom) Final Rule 2024

OSHA’s new Hazard Communication (HazCom) final rule, released on May 20, 2024 will take effect on July 19, 2024. This rule includes several key updates and has staggered compliance dates based on the proposed transition period: Substances: Must comply with the final rule by January 19, 2026 Employers must update alternative workplace labeling, hazard communication […]

Canada’s Updated Federal Plastics Registry: Advancing Environmental Responsibility

Amidst global environmental priorities, Canada’s Updated Federal Plastics Registry is actively combating plastic pollution. With its vast landscapes and abundant natural resources, safeguarding the environment against the perils of plastic pollution is imperative. Plastic pollution poses a multifaceted threat to ecosystems, wildlife, and human health n 2019, Canadians threw away 4.4 million tonnes of plastic […]

Texas Hazardous Substances Act: Registration Requirements

Business operations come with a myriad of regulations to ensure safety and compliance, especially when dealing with hazardous substances. In Texas, the Hazardous Substances Act, outlined in Health and Safety Code, chapter 501, mandates specific registration requirements for manufacturers of hazardous substances distributed within the state.   Understanding the Law The Texas Hazardous Substances Act […]

Brazil GHS revision 7 to enhance Chemical Safety Standards

Comprehensive changes aimed at strengthening hazard communication and safety measures. In a significant stride towards bolstering chemical safety and hazard communication, Brazil has been gearing up for the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling chemicals (GHS) revision 7. On July 3rd, 2023, The Brazil Association of Technical Standards […]

Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) for Canada and US Safety Data Sheets

In early 2023, the Government of Canada published amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) to incorporate elements of the 7th and 8th revisions of United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The amendments to the HPR are meant to address issues with the previous HPR requirements, to improve […]

REACH-EN-FORCE

June 28, 2023 REACH-EN-FORCE The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Enforcement Forum recently announced that it will be launching another EU-wide project to inspect products sold online and their compliance with REACH restrictions and the Classification, Labelling, and Packaging (CLP) regulation. The project, REACH-EN-FORCE (REF)-13, will be prepared in 2024 and will take place in 2025, […]

Oct. 20 Canada: BPA declared toxic by Canada

From: CBC News Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some hard plastic containers and toys, has formally been declared a toxic substance by Canadian authorities…The federal government added BPA to Canada’s toxic substances list on Wednesday. There is no smoking gun indicating how dangerous BPA is, but the evidence is adding up, […]

Transition period begins for new EU CLP hazards classes

In late 2022, the European Commission released a proposal to incorporate three new hazards classes into the EU CLP: endocrine disruptors, PBT/vPvB chemicals, and PMT/vPvM chemicals. The proposal has now been accepted and was published in a Delegated Act in early 2023. The new hazard classes have just entered into force on April 20, 2023, […]

The ups and downs of combined OSHA-WHMIS labelling

If you are a chemical supplier selling a product into Canada and the United States and are hoping to simplify your hazard communication, combined OSHA-WHMIS labelling may be an option for you. To reduce the regulatory burden on stakeholders in the Canada and US markets, the Canada-United States (U.S.) Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) works in […]