Entries by Nexreg

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 […]

Canadian Policy Labs now concluded

We have now finished our last consultation sessions with the Government of Canada’s Policy Lab. The first week of October, Nexreg participated in discussions about three possible models for prototyping and testing. This now concludes the fourth phase of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada’s plan to improve supply chain transparency and consumer […]

Framework for the regulation of manufactured nanomaterials in Canada open for public comment

Canada’s draft Framework for the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials was released June 17, 2022 for a public comment period of 60 days. Nanomaterials are currently regulated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 which utilizes the Domestic Substances List (DSL) to distinguish between substances that are in commerce (existing) or new to the Canadian […]

Recent and upcoming activity in Canada’s regulatory sphere

Health Canada has several initiatives in progress to address current and future regulatory matters pertaining to the chemical industry. Below is a summary of activity and their associated deadlines:   1) Input for upcoming United Nations committee meeting The 42nd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification […]