Posts Tagged ‘ product stewardship ’

Health Canada Seeking Comments on Proposed GHS Regulation

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
Health Canada Seeking Comments on Proposed GHS Regulation

Canada’s efforts to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) moved forward on August 8th with Health Canada’s release of proposed Hazardous Products Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for public comment. Interested parties may submit comments in writing to Health Canada by September 8, 2014. Comments on affected
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Europe: Carcinogenic Chemicals List Quadruples

Oct 21st, 2012 | By
Europe: Carcinogenic Chemicals List Quadruples

On June 4, 2012 a silent revolution happened, and it went unnoticed by many of us. In Europe, the number of chemicals in use classified as carcinogens quadrupled. If you are a corporate director or manager you should be concerned by the implications of this in the long run, as it is one of the
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New Toxic Chemical Databases Released by U.S. EPA

Jun 20th, 2011 | By
New Toxic Chemical Databases Released by U.S. EPA

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases — the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) — that scientists and the public can use to access chemical toxicity and exposure data. Improved access supports EPA Administrator
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Managing Product Risks and Opportunities

May 13th, 2011 | By
Managing Product Risks and Opportunities

Getting products “right” is an increasingly important and difficult challenge for many companies—and for those companies’ EHS and sustainability leaders. The business drivers are compelling. For most companies, it’s all about growth now. Few companies can satisfy shareholders and analysts just by cutting costs. To satisfy markets, companies have to grow quickly. And for the vast majority of companies that means focusing on products […]



U.S. EPA Denies Petition to Regulate Lead Ammunition, Continues to Review Lead Sinkers

Sep 12th, 2010 | By
U.S. EPA Denies Petition to Regulate Lead Ammunition, Continues to Review Lead Sinkers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition calling for a ban on the manufacture and distribution of lead ammunition used for hunting, but will review a request regarding lead fishing sinkers. The petitioners argued that lead poisoning from ammunition and fishing sinkers “present an unreasonable risk of injury” to both human health and the environment.