On June 22, President Obama signed into law the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This act represents the first major legislation to regulate chemical management in the US since the TSCA was passed 40 years ago. The reforms finally empower the EPA to effectively evaluate and mitigate chemicals heretofore presumed safe simply because they had not been tested. The agency must now also affirm the safety of any new chemical before it can be marketed. The Lautenberg Act raises the importance of chemical management as a function of public trust to the level of the Clean Water Act, with the potential to have the same long-term positive impact on this and future generations of Americans.
Eugene, Ore. – SafeTec Compliance Systems (SafeTec) announced today the launch of its new product, SafeTec Essentials™; created to help small- and medium-sized companies meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance standards with safety data sheet (SDS) management and safety training tools.
Ever since OSHA implemented new chemical labeling requirements in June of 2015, there has been some confusion among chemical manufacturers in the U.S. In particular, they want to know if they should use the Global Harmonized System (GHS) of classification or U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) labeling system. Although both systems are designed to alert handlers of hazardous chemicals inside any container, be it a bag, bottle, box, barrel, can, cylinder, drum, etc., they go about it in slightly different ways.
The ICCM recently held their fourth conference on their comprehensive implementation of their SAICM program. If you’ve kept up with the ICCM throughout its lifetime, you know that this conference is the fourth of five conferences ICCM expects to hold on a global approach to chemical management, with the last one scheduled for 2020. By that year, ICCM hopes to have successfully implemented basic regulations in chemical management risk reduction, knowledge dispersal, government interaction, global cooperation, and illegal chemical trafficking at both the political and economic levels.
EUGENE, Ore., Jan 11, 2016—SafeTec Compliance Systems (SafeTec) is pleased to announce that it has joined Health & Safety Institute’s (HSI) family of brands for workplace safety, training and emergency care solutions. SafeTec joins the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, Summit Training Source, EMP Canada, 24-7 EMS and 24-7 Fire training programs and services brands under the HSI umbrella.