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Cassandra Taylor
Cassandra Taylor
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Chemical products are available for a variety of uses to professionals and the general public. Unintentional human exposure to these products can pose significant health hazards under circumstances of misuse or accidents. When an accidental…
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The words “ozone depletion” describe two related occurrences that have been observed over the past 50 years: a steady decline in the total amount of ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere as well as a large…
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REACH-EN-FORCE-5: EU enforcement project finds “Significant quality deficits” in the chemical safety reports of REACH registrants REACH-EN-FORCE (REF) enforcement projects are designed to audit the current level of compliance by industry in each member state…
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2018 has been a lively year in the global regulatory sphere. This year, the world-wide regulatory environment has proven to be dynamic and constantly shifting, with new regulations changing the requirements for achieving chemical compliance.…
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Do you sell hazardous products into Mexico? This is your friendly reminder that the new Mexican Official Standard, NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized System for the Identification & Communication of Hazards &Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace…
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Health Canada has finally released a long-anticipated amendment to the Hazardous Products Regulation (HPR). This amendment allows industry to use prescribed concentration ranges to protect the actual concentrations of chemical ingredients as trade secret on…
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Regulatory utility of non-animal test methods for chemical safety assessments in the EU More than 100,000 people have signed an open letter to the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) demanding an end…
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The UK withdraws from the EU In a referendum on June 23, 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). The UK notified the European Council of…
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The last few months have seen a flurry of activity in the regulatory world as companies clambered to meet the June 1, 2017 deadline for compliance with the Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)…
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