Entries by Nexreg

Tips for Keeping Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Compliant in Different Countries

Keeping Safety Data Sheets (SDS) compliant in different countries can be a complex process. However, here are some general tips to help ensure your SDS remains compliant across different countries: SDS Compliance Tips Stay up-to-date with regulations: Safety regulations can vary by country and can change frequently. Stay informed on the latest regulations for each […]

WHMIS GHS transition in Canada: Everything you need to know

You may already be aware that the Government of Canada has recently amended the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) and Hazardous Products Act (HPA), which apply to hazardous chemicals used in Canadian workplaces. The changes align Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Seventh revised […]

Consultation on proposal amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients In Canada

On February 11th Health Canada published a proposal on the Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients. They are now seeking public comments until April 22, 2023. Health Canada proposes to amend the Cosmetic Regulations to strengthen the labelling requirements for cosmetics, by introducing a requirement to disclose certain fragrance allergens on […]

FTC is asking the public for comments about Green Guides

FTC extends comment period for proposed Green Guides changes UPDATE: The U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the public comment period deadline regarding the potential updates to the Green Guides for the Use of Environmental Claims has been extended from February 21, 2023 to April 24, 2023. Interested parties are encouraged to submit […]

Final proposal released for new EU CLP classifications

Just as the European market finished updating SDSs under the newly amended Annex II requirements to meet the January 1, 2023 deadline, there are more changes on the horizon for EU CLP. Back in the fall of 2022, Nexreg wrote about the new EU hazard classes being considered under the CLP GHS. This initiative is […]

Health Canada releases guidance for online product sales

In light of our current e-commerce world, Health Canada has created a document outlining best practices for online marketplaces and sellers. Such guidance is outlined for consumer and cosmetic products to ensure the Canadian regulations are followed and consumers remain safe while using such products. This document outlines tips on how to do the following: […]

Amendments to the classification of Titanium Dioxide in the EU

Titanium Dioxide in the European Union (EU) In February 2020, the European Union (EU) Commission published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 which introduced new requirements for products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2). The delegated regulation meant that as of October 1, 2021: Titanium dioxide must be classified as a category 2 carcinogen via inhalation if titanium […]

WHMIS amendments finally released in Canada!

Amendments have been made to WHMIS requirements for Canadian SDSs and industrial workplace labels. On January 4, 2023, Health Canada finally announced their release of the highly anticipated amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations and Hazardous Products Act. The main change is to better align the Canadian regulations with the UN GHS Purple Book edition 7 and […]

Further extension of the deadline for UKCA marking

Update: Further extension of the deadline for UKCA marking In January 2021, the United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking came into effect to begin replacing the European Union’s CE marking on products sold in Great Britain, with the exception of Northern Ireland which continues to use CE markings. Originally, the UKCA marking was supposed to […]

New EU hazard classes are being considered under the CLP GHS

In September the European Commission published an initiative to update the rules on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP). The commission introduces the possibility of endocrine disruptors, Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative (PBT/vPvB) and Persistent, Mobile and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Mobile (PMT/vPvM) chemicals becoming official classification hazards, effectively amending the […]