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
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
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
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
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
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
As of 10 December 2015, companies generating industrial wastewater, industrial emissions, or solid waste with an amount of 500 m3/day or greater, of 200,000 m3/day or greater, of 5 tones/day or greater are; and facilities producing, trading, or providing
On 2 November 2015, President Obama ratified H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Public Law No. 114-74), amending the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. Previously, the Act of 1990 did not include civil penalties under
On 15 April 2015, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as ”MHLW”) published a Ministerial Ordinance regarding workers’ mental health. The Ordinance specifies the amendments to the relevant regulations under the revised