Entries by Nexreg

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 […]


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 […]

The EU’s Approach to Greenwashing

On March 22nd, 2023, the European Commission published a proposal outlining criteria against misleading environmental claims found on product labels. Background In March 2022 the Commission proposed to update Union consumer laws to ensure that consumers are protected and empowered to contribute actively to the green transition. However, despite the proposal the update has been […]

Future Changes in the FDA’s Regulation of Cosmetics

On February 28, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration announced its removal of cosmetic regulation out of the Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and into the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The new move is in response to the December 2022 omnibus bill enacted under the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and […]

Health Canada launches new toll-free poison centre service telephone number

Health Canada, in collaboration with poison centres servicing most provinces and territories, is implementing Canada’s toll-free number, 1-844 POISON-X (or 1-844-764-7669), to facilitate access to poison centre services. This number is now in operation throughout Canada, although Quebec residents should continue calling the Centre antipoison du Québec at 1-800-463-5060. Having POISON in the number will […]

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 […]