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.

January 16, 2013David Don

Through the various regional Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Conferences I attended in 2012 – which included Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania – there were some themes and comments from the many talented EH&S professionals I encountered.

December 21, 2012Kirsten Wallerstedt

The SEC’s Dodd-Frank conflict minerals disclosure rules may come under legal scrutiny. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and the Business Roundtable (BRT) petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, concerning conflict minerals.

November 27, 2012Connie Prostko-Bell

Supply chain compliance is an umbrella term describing the discipline emerging to manage the evolving business condition in which access to the environmental, health, safety and social risks of raw materials and finished goods becomes a critical component of transactions and customer/supplier relationships.

August 22, 2012Connie Prostko-Bell

This morning the SEC voted 3-2 to adopt rules regarding disclosure and reporting obligations with respect to the use of conflict minerals to implement the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

July 31, 2012Scott Stephens

The FDA was very active in July, announcing on July 2, 2012 that BASF, DuPont, and Clariant Corporation have agreed to stop producing or selling five perfluorinated grease-proofing agents as food contact substances.

July 26, 2012Scott Stephens

Companies will have until September 1, 2013, the day the European Union’s updated biocides legislation applies, to prepare for the provisions it introduces.

July 26, 2012James Lee

On July 25, 2012, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the amended version of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 bill (S. 847) to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by increasing reporting obligations of chemical manufacturers and processors and giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more authority to remove harmful substances off the market.

July 11, 2012David Lake

Since OSHA’s Hazard Communication 2012 became final on May 25, 2012, we have received several questions about how the format of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is changing under the new rule.

May 16, 2012Connie Prostko-Bell

Earlier this week, members of our SAP team gathered in Orlando for ASUG’s Annual Conference. The event has been a whirlwind thus far, with a stellar keynote speech by Lance Armstrong, and a steady flow of meetings with customers and prospects alike.

May 2, 2012Chandra Krovvidi

Members of the 3E Canada team are ringing in May at Partners in Prevention 2012, hosted by Health & Safety Ontario.