Chemical & Hazardous Materials

CHEMICALS & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Facilities that manage, use, or manufacture chemicals or hazardous materials are faced with a variety of regulatory requirements. They may be subject to federal, state, and local regulations, including obligations that require reporting, recordkeeping, labeling, and monitoring.

Why is it important to comply with standards ?

Compliance with chemical and hazardous materials rules is a top priority for leading global companies. Chemical and hazardous rules can be complex and often subject to change, yet compliance with legislation remains a cornerstone for manufacturers and users of chemicals and hazardous materials. Non-compliance can result in risks to your workforce, environmental contamination, steep regulatory penalties, and a tarnished corporate image. In this changing regulatory environment, understanding your requirements, and how they are changing, is paramount to maintaining a strong and successful corporate image.

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Implementing an active regulatory watch for chemical and hazardous materials

Whether your operations are global or domestic, chemical manufacturers and users of hazardous materials must understand their regulatory requirements relating to chemical classification, labeling, packaging and testing, and marketing restrictions and prohibitions. Regulations including REACH, TSCA, RoHS, EPCRA and GHS are being updated on a rolling basis, making it important for the regulated community to stay informed about the regulatory landscape, including what data must be reported and maintained, when reports must be submitted, and where you must submit them.

what is a hazardous material?

Hazardous material is generally defined as an item that could harm humans, animals, or the environment, whether on its own or when other factors are introduced. Depending on where you are located and how chemicals are used, TSCA, EPCRA, REACH, ROHS, and RCRA, among others, may subject you to regulatory requirements. In the United States, OSHA, EPA, and DOT each have specific definitions of “hazardous materials”.

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