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Mike Moffatt
Mike Moffatt
Mike Moffatt is the Director of Communications of Nexreg Compliance, Inc. Based in London, Ontario, Canada Nexreg provides regulatory consulting, government registrations, MSDS authoring and label compliance to the chemical industry.
Articles by Mike Moffatt
Since my article in the September issue of SPRAY, Canada is one step closer to adopting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by updating the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). However, there are still several…
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Summer 2014 was anything but relaxing in the regulatory compliance world. With the June 1, 2015 Hazcom 2012 deadline rapidly approaching, companies are furiously completing Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and updating labels. Preparers of labels…
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After months of waiting, Canada is moving again on implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). It is still months away from having a final version of the Controlled Products…
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Things are heating up fast with only 18 months to go until companies will need their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs—formerly MSDSs) and workplace chemical labels compliant with the U.S.’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification &…
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  A common joke is that the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is neither Global nor Harmonized. It is not harmonized due to the implementation differences in many countries. It is not global because it has…
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Many of our clients have been finding transitioning to the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS)-based Hazcom 2012 rules for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and labels more difficult than they had anticipated, thanks to some of…
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Expect 2013 to be a busy year for regulatory compliance, as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)-based regulations are enacted in more countries and on a wider variety of products.…
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New Hazards in Hazcom 2012: Pyrophoric Gases, Simple Asphyxiants, Combustible Dust and Hazards Not Otherwise Classified Although known as the “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS), the U.S. implementation of GHS (known as Hazcom 2012) contains four…
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GHS finally arrives in the U.S: Part 3 New Hazards in Hazcom 2012: Pyrophoric Gases, Simple Asphyxiants, Combustible Dust and Hazards Not Otherwise Classified Although known as the “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS), the U.S. implementation of GHS…
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The new Hazcom 2012 rule brings significant changes to the classification, labeling and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for aerosol products. The criteria for whether or not an aerosol product is considered flammable has changed dramatically. The following are the new…
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GHS finally arrives in the U.S: Part 1 On March 19, the moment we have been patiently waiting for arrived: The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released the final version of their Globally Harmonized System (GHS) regulation.…
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