The Canadian government has proposed industry-supported changes on disclosure of ingredient concentrations under the updated Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS2015). Failing to enact the changes could cost manufacturers and importers as much as Can$18m, Health Canada estimates.The 21 OctoberCanada Gazettenotice prop..
Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (Nicnas) is consulting on a draft secondary notification assessment report on a-D-Glucopyranoside,ß-D-fructofuranosyl, octadecanoate.The unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or of biological materials substance (UVCB) was originally notif..
New Zealand's EPA has published all ten of its plannedNoticesdealing with the management of hazardous substances. Overall, they consolidate existing chemical regulations.However, there are a number of significant changes. These include updates to labelling and safety data sheet (SDS) rules so they are more in line with the country's main tr..
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has raised concerns over the incompatibility of the IT systems of REACH and Turkey’s new REACH-like RegulationKKDIK.Without a compatible IT tool, European companies could face the laborious task of having to recreate dossiers already submitted under REACH for Turkish registrations.Th..
Australia's defence department has admitted it should have informed the public much earlier about the potential danger of water supplies being contaminated bypolyfluorinated substances (PFAS). The bio-accumulative substances were present in fire-repellent foams widely used in Australian military airbases across the country since the 1970s an..