The Future of Chemical Registration Requirements in Asia

by Yuko Dvorak-Miyata 27 Sep. 2016

When combatting globally-acknowledged environmental and/or health concerns, governments rarely come up with a completely new regulatory framework from scratch. There are often pioneer countries that start paying attention to emerging technical or

Making Children Safer: Upcoming Regulatory Changes to the Washington State Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule

by Paige T. Samson 19 Sep. 2016

In the United States, consumer product safety is undergoing important changes in Washington State that affect manufacturers of children’s products. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has started the process of updating its

ISO 45001 – Could it Lead to more Stringent Provisions Around Legal Compliance?

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 13 Sep. 2016

It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be

Finally, A Level Electromagnetic Playing Field For All EU Workers?

by Han van Gellecum 06 Sep. 2016

Electromagnetic fields are made up of ‘non-ionising radiation’: the stuff that shakes up a bit the electrons in our bodies but does not actually knock them off our atoms or molecules. The process of removing or adding electrons from and to atoms does

Remote Working in Turkey has been Regulated for the First Time

by Rakibe Kulcur 29 Aug. 2016

It has many different names, such as 'working from home', 'telecommuting', 'teleworking' or 'working remotely'. Remote working is a form of flexible work arrangements, which are accepted as good working practices and said to provide benefits to both

New Plastic Waste Rules in India

by Sunita Paudyal 23 Aug. 2016

In order to protect public health and the environment, on 18 March 2016 the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 via G.S.R 320 (E).

First Priority Product Rule Proposed Under California’s Safer Consumer Products Program

by Christian Petrangelo 16 Aug. 2016

"If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals—eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones—we had better know something about their nature and their power."

- Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962)

How One City Sparked a Lot of Attention for a Big Problem

by Ruth White 11 Aug. 2016

This is part one of “Between Flint and a Hard Place: A Confluence of Trends regarding Water Contamination and Remedial Enforcement”.This post originally appeared on Enablon Insights.

“A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.” – Dante Alighieri

There's an App for that: The Future of Environmental Technology, Monitoring, and Accountability

by Ebony Griffin 04 Aug. 2016

The Texas Observer recently released an article describing the aftermath of the public learning that more than two million Texans live under a cloud of toxic fumes released from nearby oil and gas facilities.  The discovery was made possible by a new

California Legislature Expands Prohibition Against Smoking in the Workplace

by Claire Brown 26 Jul. 2016

On 5 May 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed ABX2-7 and SBX2-5 into law. ABX2-7 expanded the prohibition against smoking in the workplace by closing loopholes in and removing exemptions from the existing prohibition. Additionally, SBX2-5 established