I'm going to go out the proverbial limb here and assume that, by the time this issue has printed, the U.S. Senate will have passed legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). I know I have a reputation of being a glass-half-empty kind of guy—but not this time.
Adhesive and sealant formulators still have time to square away everything they need for developing accurate SDSs and labels to meet GHS standards.
July 1, 2015
Flipping the calendar to June 2015 has provided the kind of dread that can only be rivaled by scheduled root canal work or an IRS audit - especially for those who deal with dual Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and shipping responsibilities within their company.
As a response to the multiple definitions of hazard—and multiple ways of communicating these hazards—the United Nations adopted the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2003.