3E EH&S Expressions Blog

3E EH&S Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest musings and observations on the ever-evolving EH&S regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

November 6, 2015James Lee

On 26 October 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), published its evaluation of the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. The IARC Monographs Programme has classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). This evaluation will be included in Volume 114 of the IARC Monographs.

October 21, 2015James Lee

On 9 October 2015, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare published and enacted a new Mexican Official Standard, NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace.

July 13, 2015Kami Blake

On June 15, 2015, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added two new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for Authorization.

May 8, 2015Kirsten Wallerstedt

The June 1, 2015* due date is quickly approaching for year-two Form SD and Conflict Minerals Reports (CMRs) filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Here are some best practices and suggestions to keep in mind as you draft and finalize your public disclosure.

May 5, 2015Bernard Henn

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of attending two prestigious industry conferences, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) public meeting in Washington D.C. on April 23-24, 2015 and The 17th Annual Food Safety Summit held April 27-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

April 15, 2015Kirsten Wallerstedt

The European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) voted yesterday for a conflict minerals law in the EU that would impose mandatory obligations on smelters and refiners located in the EU. The proposal includes voluntary self-certification options for importers and downstream operators. The legislation now goes to the full Parliament...

April 6, 2015James Lee

On February 9, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memo on enforcement guidance regarding the June 1, 2015 deadline for key elements of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), commonly known as HCS 2012 or HazCom 2012.

March 5, 2015

Last month, 3E hosted a well-attended webinar on “ GHS in New Zealand - Exploring the Proposed Adoption for Workplace and Consumer Product Safety .” During the webinar, Nhat Nguyen, Regulatory Analyst - Asia Pacific, provided an insightful overview of this comprehensive regulation, outlining its impact on industry and offering guidance on how to best conform.

February 11, 2015James Lee

On 11 February 2015, Health Canada issued the final Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in Canada Gazette II that implement the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada.

November 7, 2014James Lee

On October 3, 2014, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published the 13 th Report on Carcinogens (RoC), which is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that the NTP prepared for the United States Department of Health and Human Services.