Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) food product labeling turned in to the Law

Effective July 29th, 2016, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) food product bill (S.764) signed by president Obama into law. Under this law all food products containing GMO are subject to mandatory labeling in one of the three possible ways as listed following: Through disclosure on the product packaging; As a U. S. Department of Agriculture, USDA-backed…


Notice of amendment to NDSL

Recently Department of the Environment and Climate Change published a “Notice of intent to amend the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999”, proposing the deletion of 741 substances from the NDSL. Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) that is established by Environment Canada contain many substances that upon establishment of…


On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, President Obama signed H.R.2576, the” Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”.

“The Lautenberg Act has received unprecedented support from industry and manufacturers to environmentalist groups alike. The $8 billion chemical industry fuels our nation’s manufacturing sector and represents a huge facet of our economy. This law will protect and support millions of domestic jobs and spur economic growth for decades to come by providing regulatory certainty…


Implementation of GHS in Taiwan comes into force on January 1st 2016.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labour (MoL) introduced hazard assessment and classification of chemicals management guidelines on 2 December 2015. This guideline that described as “Technical Guidance on Risk Ranking, Exposure Assessment and Management” is designed to assist companies to comply with the national classification and labelling standard known as CNS15030. Latest revision of CNS 15030 according to…


Application of technical name on shipping papers

According g to CFR 171.8 Technical name means a recognized chemical name or microbiological name currently used in scientific and technical handbooks, journals, and texts. Generic descriptions are authorized for use as technical names provided they readily identify the general chemical group, or microbiological group. Examples of acceptable generic chemical descriptions are organic phosphate compounds,…


When providing a technical name is mandatory ?

Not always the proper shipping names ending with “n.o.s.” require the addition of technical names on hazardous materials. According to 49 CFR 172.101(b)(4), technical names are only required to be added when a “G” symbol is noted in Column 1 that is associated with a generic shipping name in Column 2 of the DOT Hazardous…


Classification and labeling of alloy

Alloys are considered as special mixtures under the REACH and any implementation of GHS such as CLP Regulations and HzCom2012. Alloys as well as their components need to be classified and labelled in accordance with corresponding GHS implementation. The components of an alloy will have to be notified if they are hazardous and contained in…


GHS Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Following the revision of The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 2012, all chemical manufacturers and distributors were mandated to communicate the hazards associated with handling and use of their products. The SDS contains such details as; Environmental, Physical and Health hazards. It also outlines the protective measures and safety precautions for handling the chemical. The…


New battery Regulation by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Introduced rule regarding the lithium batteries on Aug 6th, 2014 (79 FR 46012) will affect any shipment within or to, from on through the united state of America (including those shipped from or to Canada). This rule is enacted immediately as voluntarily, but any shipper must comply with this new rule by February 6, 2015….


Some facts about REACH SDS:

SDS or more commonly Safety Data Sheets are required all over the world. With the number of hazardous products and commodities flaunting the markets every now and then, it is extremely important that some adequate modes of regulations are formulated. These will not only assist in protecting the environment but also help safe-guard its inhabitants….