Tenth Annual HSE Excellence Europe

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 13 Jun. 2016

Tenth Annual HSE Excellence Europe | Enhesa

On 17 - 18 May 2016, Enhesa participated in the 10th Annual HSE Excellence Conference. This year, the event was held in Frankfurt with the theme “Beyond the Plateau: EHS Leadership for all”. The event

Rock Collecting not Appropriate for the Workplace: New Rules Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica Exposure

by Ruth White 08 Jun. 2016

Quartz is a mineral that many people begin recognizing from an early age. It is sparkly, pretty, and comes in a variety of colors. What the mainstream may not know is that quartz is not only for rock collectors. Quartz is one of the most common forms

Chemical Regulation Reform Passes the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Presidential Approval Expected

by Gillian Wener 06 Jun. 2016

This post was updated on 8 June 2016

The chemical industry is on edge, waiting for a definitive answer on comprehensive chemical reform that seemed sure to be enacted by both houses of Congress and the President.

Chemicals Management Laws Continue to Develop in Asia

by Riaz Zaman 31 May. 2016

Countries continue to refine their systems of registration and evaluation of chemicals, requiring industry to evaluate chemical inventories and seek alternatives as necessary. In the EU, member states will evaluate 138 substances over the next two

Changing of the Guard: Challenges Faced by Young Auditors

by Jillian Bernstein 24 May. 2016

Last month, I had the opportunity to present at the Auditing Roundtable’s Spring meeting on the challenges faced by young auditors. I got the idea for this presentation during the previous meeting, which ended with a panel of (let’s say, “seasoned”) male

Single-use plastic bags ban gone with the wind: a French tragedy

by Agathe Subileau 11 Apr. 2016

As of 1 July 2016, single-use checkout plastic bags will be definitively banned from all French stores.

Supermarkets, large and small outlets as well as neighborhood stores will not be allowed to dispense these bags anymore. Are we witnessing the very

Q&A with General Electric: Experiences Complying with EU Energy Audit Regulations

by Peter Tayar-Watson 04 Apr. 2016

By Peter Tayar-Watson, General Electric's EU Senior EHS Expert Offices & Properties and EU EED Compliance Coordinator. Interviewed by: Paul Olagnier, Enhesa's Senior Project Manager, Regulatory Consulting

Like other multinational companies, General

Registering Under REACH is Not Enough

by Catarina Olagnier-Hästesko 29 Mar. 2016

Court rules that companies placing chemical products on the European market cannot escape specific national requirements.

Maybe you were hoping that with the adoption of EU-wide rules, such as the REACH Regulation and the CLP Regulation, companies

COP21: Historic Global Agreement or Just Another Toothless Policy on Climate Change?

by Jillian Bernstein 24 Feb. 2016
After two weeks of presentations, negotiations, and compromises, 195 nations signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which promises to take steps to halt global temperature rise at well below two degrees Celsius. The Paris Agreement, signed on 12

Test the Quality of Your Hazardous Chemical Management with Boric Acid

by Thierry Dumortier 05 Jan. 2016

It is hard to imagine any operation without the use of some hazardous chemicals.  Even in most offices, you will find some cleaning products classified as hazardous chemicals.  How can you figure out whether you are dealing with a hazardous chemical or