Over three years have passed since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help the transition, it set a series of compliance deadlines, all of which have since passed except for one. That final deadline comes up later this year on June 1, when everyone covered by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard must be in full compliance with the new regulations.

Agrochemicals describe the many chemical products that are used to maintain agriculture. These include pesticides, fertilizers and a myriad of other agents to keep our oranges sweet and apples the most brilliant of reds. However, in the past decade, the global market for pesticides has been worth $40.7 billion with […]

Perhaps unsurprisingly, approximately 90 percent of total chemical production, including specialty chemicals, is based on crude oil and natural gas. Increasingly, however, corporations and businesses are considering how to use biomass (biological material derived from living organisms) to free themselves from limited fossil fuels, which are privy to both dynamic […]

When it comes to chemical regulations, the United States has some interesting dynamics. The overall rule of law regarding chemical regulations was dictated in 1976 when the U.S. Congress passed the Toxic Substance Control Act. However, critics of the law suggest that the regulation does not adequately address the present […]

There will be many new chemical regulations in 2015. Will you be ready?Image source: Jean-Pierre via Wikimedia.org Chemical regulations have been extremely dynamic over the past few years, and 2014 did not disappoint. There have been many changes and updates to compliance standards and initiatives within the last year, most […]