Directive 2019/130: new European occupational exposure limit values

Posted by Selerant EHS on 4/03/2019

Directive 2019/130: what’s new?

On January 31st 2019 the European Directive 2019/130 has been published. This directive updates Annex III Directive 2004/37/CE, containing the occupational exposure limit values by adding new entries. The five substances added to Directive 2019/130 are the following:

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Update to restriction 51 in REACH Annex XVII

Posted by Selerant EHS on 4/03/2019

The importance of restrictions

Restrictions are a tool for protecting human health and the environment from unacceptable risks that come with some hazardous chemical substances. Restrictions, described in Annex XVII of Regulation EC n° 1907/2006 (REACH), can limit or forbid the production, use or placing on the market of a specific substance. Restrictions to which a substance or mixture is subject must be specified in the 15th section of the SDS.

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New SVHC substances added to the Candidate List

Posted by Selerant EHS on 30/01/2019

What substances have been added to the Candidate List?

ECHA, on request of the European Commission or a Member State, may propose a substance to be identified as of very high concern (SVHC). If the substance is identified as such, it will be added to the Candidate List for its eventual inclusion in the authorisation list (REACH Annex XIV). The inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List creates law obligations for the companies producing, importing or using these substances as such, in preparations or in articles.

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The 10th ATP entered into force

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/01/2019

The 10th ATP of CLP

On the 4th of May 2017, Regulation (EU) n. 2017/776 has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. This regulation, also known as the 10th ATP, updates Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP).

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Public consultation concerning the harmonized classification of boric acid and various borates

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/01/2019

Boric acid and other borates are subject to public consultation

A new public consultation concerning the harmonized classification of boric acid and various borates listed in Annex VI to CLP Regulation has been opened. Currently, these substances already have an existing harmonized classification with specific concentration limits (SCLs) for the hazard of reproductive toxicity (Repr. 1B, H360FD).

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CLP is being updated: 13th ATP

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/12/2018

The 13th ATP of CLP

On October 5th 2018 Regulation (EU) n. 2018/1480, corresponding to the 13th ATP, has been published on the official EU journal. This regulation amends Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP).

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New draft proposal of the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) 2019-2021

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/12/2018

CoRAP: Community Rolling Action Plan

On October 24th 2018 ECHA published a new draft proposal of the CoRAP 2019-2021, taking into consideration 100 substances for evaluation by member states. Some of these substances are being newly introduced.

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Regulation EU 2018/1513 has been published, brings changes to restrictions of REACH Annex XVII

Posted by Selerant EHS on 30/11/2018

The importance of restrictions

Restrictions are a tool for protecting human health and the environment from unacceptable risks that come with some hazardous chemical substances. Restrictions, described in Annex XVII of Regulation EC n° 1907/2006 (REACH), can limit or forbid the production, use or placing on the market of a specific substance. Restrictions to which a substance or mixture is subject must be specified in the 15th section of the SDS.

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Proposals and news on harmonised CLP classifications

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

Harmonised classification: substance proposals

On the ECHA website a series of substances can be found, for which a proposal of harmonised classification and related dossier exist:

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New proposals of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

The SVHC identification process

On request of the European Commission, a Member State or the ECHA may propose the classification of a substance as substance of very high concern (SVHC). If such classification occurs, the aforementioned substance will be added to the candidate list for its eventual inclusion in Annex XIV. The inclusion of a substance in the candidate list generates legal obligations for companies producing, importing or using such substance as is, in preparations, or in items.

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