Changing chemical regulations can cause a headache for organizations. What solutions can firms adopt to help them with the transition? Image source: Flickr CC user Hey Paul Longtime critics of the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) achieved a milestone victory last June when President Obama signed a bipartisan […]
While the economic and scientific benefits of crossing borders are clear, multinational life sciences companies face logistical challenges when it comes to chemical management. Innovative software makes it easy to deal with these technical issues so that scientists can focus on maximizing the research benefits of multinational expansion.
These latest TSCA reform efforts reflect a current trend among federal agencies to increase regulatory oversight of commercial industries. Failing to comply with new standards can be costly and, in some cases, deadly.
It’s hard to believe that last month marked the third anniversary of the West Fertilizer Company explosion. In some ways, it seems just like yesterday that the disaster dominated headlines. But enough time has passed that we’ve seen the passage of multiple bills seeking to prevent another deadly accident of […]
On the evening of August 12, 2015, a warehouse explosion rocked the Northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin. The accident killed 100 people, injured hundreds more and levelled the surrounding buildings. How could such a huge tragedy happen? It turns out the warehouse violated safety regulations by storing toxic chemicals […]
One could argue that Hippocrates, popularly known as the “Father of Medicine,” was also the first person to discuss chemical safety issues when he wrote about lead poisoning in slaves1. Large numbers of deaths in the 1800s and 1900s, however, formed the basis of many of the regulations we know […]
Looks like change is imminent! Last month, the House of Representatives passed their version of a measure that would update the Toxic Substance Reform Act1. Almost four decades old, the TSCA has not been updated since it was enacted in 1976. Times have changed and so has the way companies […]
Established in 1972, the Clean Water Act expanded on guidelines set forth by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA can create industry standards for wastewater and water contaminants. In addition, it also requires that a permit must be obtained in order […]
Two years ago, a fertilizer company in West, Texas, caught on fire. When firefighters attempted to put out the flames, the plant exploded. The accident killed and injured numerous people, as well as inflicted damage on surrounding properties. While the cause of the initial fire remains unknown, investigators say the […]
No one will argue that the Toxic Substance Control Act is long overdue for reform. Passed in 1976, the legislation is almost 40 years old. I wasn’t even born yet! Given its age, who’s surprised that there are multiple reform bills currently circulating in Congress? Late last month, we passed […]