ACTA News: Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

September 15, 2017
Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Presents “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America” at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids
On September 11, 2017, Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory and Management Opportunities” at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids in Cancun, Mexico.  In general, Central and South America have no formal chemical inventories in place, no formal pre-notification schemes, and no implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) ... read more >
August 23, 2017
Michael Wenk, M.S., Quoted In Chemical Watch Article “UN's GHS takes effect in Argentina”
On August 23, 2017, Michael Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant at The Acta Group (Acta®), was quoted by Chemical Watch discussing Argentina’s implementation of the UN’s Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of chemicals. Michael Wenk, senior regulatory consultant at international compliance specialists Acta, told Chemical Watch: "The uptick in interest in GHS in South America comes after a long period of relative apathy with respect to implementing the programme. Argentina joins Brazil as the two countries which have fully ... read more >
August 3, 2017
Heather F. Collins, M.S., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Heather F. Collins, M.S., has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant.  Ms. Collins has nearly two decades of experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance for global chemical and chemical product companies.  Her prodigious skills in developing biocide and pesticide registration and compliance strategies, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, and dangerous goods management, coupled with her keen awareness of the ... read more >
October 28, 2015
Understanding and Complying with HCS 2012 Interactive Webcast and Workshop
November 9, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST) In-person and via Webcast Although the June 1, 2015, implementation date for hazard classification, label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) development, and packaging has passed, industry still struggles to comply with the new requirements. Many chemical manufacturers do not understand how to reclassify their hazardous chemicals, develop the appropriate labels and SDSs, or demonstrate "due diligence" to inspectors. Significant confusion remains as to how a firm may be classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) -- ... read more >
April 13, 2015
Stewardship 2015 Presents Vital Program for Product Stewardship Professionals
Lynn L. Bergeson Joins Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors Stewardship 2015, June 1-3, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah, is the only national conference dedicated to educating and equipping product stewards, industrial hygienists, environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals, and others involved in the day-to-day work of product stewardship. Stewardship 2015 is co-located with AIHce2015, the premiere conference and exposition for occupational and EHS professionals. Stewardship 2015 is presented by the Product Stewardship Society, a membership organization dedicated ... read more >
March 5, 2015
Webinar - Avoiding HCS Citations:  OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. See The Acta Group's (Acta®) memorandum "HCS: OSHA Publishes Enforcement ... read more >
December 1, 2014
NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis
**REMINDER** Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) For more information and to register, visit NAFTA Members' GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis. The cost of the webinar is $299, which includes a CD recording of the webinar, or $224 for the webinar only. CPE and CLE credits are available. While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as ... read more >
November 19, 2014
NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs:  A Comparative Analysis
Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) While the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences among the approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels in these ... read more >
November 13, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
REMINDER Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ... read more >
November 4, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adds the ... read more >
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