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March 1, 2014
As an owner or manager of a company whose product is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you will, at some point, be subjected to an FDA inspection. And once an inspection is underway in your facility, anything affecting the drug or food product directly or indirectly in an adverse manner is within the purview of the FDA inspectors. If discrepancies are found during such an...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/FDA-Form-483-Minimizing-FDA-Inspection-Citations_11538.html
December 1, 2011
The following letter originally appeared in Chemical Engineering, December 2011, p. 6. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) flawed and unwarranted ruling that styrene poses a health hazard continues to stir opposition from respected scientists, manufacturing leaders, the hundreds of thousands of American workers whose jobs depend on a viable styrene industry, and a broad-based...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Better-styrene-science-needed_8752.html
March 28, 2011
Intelligent Authoring’s (IA) Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available, with support for the EU’s new Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures. This solution now provides Managed...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Support-EU-regulations-for-classification-labeling-and-packaging_7113.html
February 23, 2011
In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA: Washingtom, D.C.; www.epa.gov) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators that achieve significant public health protections through reductions in toxic air emissions, including mercury and soot, but cut the cost of implementation by about 50% from...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/EPA-CAA-standards-for-boilers-and-incinerators_6413.html
March 15, 2008
  This is an important year for any company that makes, uses, buys or sells chemicals or products containing chemicals. On June 1, 2007, the European Union’s (EU) Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) came into force. Implementation of REACH begins in earnest in 2008. Widely viewed as one of the most important pieces of EU...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Cover-Story-Part-1-Are-You-Ready-For-REACH_3727.html
March 15, 2008
On Dec. 18, 2006, the European Union (EU) passed a new law creating a single integrated system for the registration, evaluation and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Cover-Story-Part-2-REACH-A-Timely-Overview_3728.html
November 15, 2007
To ensure the health and safety of workers, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 1983. Initially designed to protect workers in the manufacturing sector, the HCS was expanded in 1987 to cover all industries where workers could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. This article gives an overview of the OSHA requirements for material...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Managing-Material-Safety-Data-Sheets-in-the-Workplace_3499.html
November 7, 2007
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts. The appendix contains a list of chemicals that, if possessed by a facility in a specified quantity, trigger a requirement to complete and submit an easy-to-use, online consequence assessment tool called a Top-Screen...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/U-S-DHS-Publishes-Chemicals-of-Interest-List-for-Anti-Terrorism-Standards_3463.html
October 1, 2007
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Washington, D.C.) has launched a new Internet resource to help smaller...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Food-processing-aid_3374.html
October 1, 2007
Click here for full pdf version of this article - includes all graphs, charts, tables, and author information   As evidenced in the headlines, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and infrastructure failures can occur without warning, creating catastrophic results for an unprepared facility. For this reason, many chemical processors are developing crisis-management plans to preempt, deal with and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Will-You-be-Ready-When-Disaster-Strikes_3392.html
March 1, 2007
  After nearly a decade of preparation and debate, the European Commission's REACH legislation - a system for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals - was adopted by the Parliament last December, and enters into force on June 1, 2007. Chemical producers, rather than government authorities, will be legally obligated to conduct and communicate assessments regarding the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/EU-Chemicals-legislation-extends-its-REACH_3320.html
March 1, 2006
    A direct link between the size of particles and their potential for causing health problems is what has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.; epa.gov) concerned about particulate matter (PM) that is 10µm in diameter or smaller. Renewed concerns have prompted the chemical process industries (CPI) to seek out more efficient dust-control systems that can handle...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/regulatory/Dust-collection-focuses-on-smaller-particles_3070.html

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