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Canada, US to Synchronize GHS Implementation

January 27, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, Health Canada proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) as well as the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR). Their proposals will begin the use of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for chemical labelling and classification in Canadian workplaces. Health Canada intends to align the with the American equivalent, aiming at a June 1, 2015 deadline.

US EPA: 2013 Risk Assessment for Flame Retardant Chemicals

March 27, 2013

In March of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the beginning of assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals to determine any potential risks to both the environment and to the public. The plan, which will focus primarily on flame retardant chemicals, is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan, an effort to identify commonly used chemicals for risk assessment.

Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry

July 31, 2013

*** Tanya Stan is the Regulatory Compliance Manager at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry Canada Ltd. (a division of Weatherford International that provides chemical treatments for oilfield application to maximize oil and gas well production). ***

Health Canada Launches Consultation on GHS Implementation

July 5, 2013

Canada: The Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, announced that Health Canada will begin consultation regarding the application of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals.

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