Highlights of the Proposed GHS in Canada

September 24, 2014

The proposed appeared in the Gazette on August 9th, 2014, with an aim to implement the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) in Canada by July 1st, 2015.

GHS Implementation Proposed in Canada for July 1st, 2015

August 9, 2014

On August 9th 2014, Canada proposed the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in the Gazette Part I, in order to implement the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). The proposal aims to bring the new HPR into force, no later than June 1, 2015.

Original text of the proposed .

Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry

July 31, 2013

*** Tanya Stan is the Regulatory Compliance Manager at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry Canada Ltd. (a division of Weatherford International that provides chemical treatments for oilfield application to maximize oil and gas well production). ***

Ontario: Occupational Exposure Limits 2012 Update

June 15, 2012

Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) set an upper limit for the amount and length of time that a worker can be exposed to hazardous substances via inhalation. There are OELs for over 725 substances outlined in R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 833 (Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents) and Ontario Regulation 490/09 (Designated Substances) under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

California: Specific Regulatory Levels: Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (Oral Exposure)

June 1, 2012

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed the adoption of a Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) under Proposition 65, of 1,200 micrograms/day for oral exposures to butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), CASRN 85-68-7.

Written comments must be received by OEHHA by July 16, 2012. All comments received will be posted on the OEHHA website after the public comment period has closed.

California: Notice of Intent to List: Isopyrazam and 3,3′,4,4′-Tetrachloroazobenzene

May 25, 2012


The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemicals isopyrazam (CASRN 881685-58-1) and 3,3′,4,4′ tetrachloroazobenzene (CASRN 14047-09-7) as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. These actions are being proposed under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

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