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Canada finalizes an update to hazardous communication rules

Jan-12-2023 Canada WHMIS GHS Government incentives Hazardous chemicals Chemical Framework

On 4 January 2023, Health Canada published the finalized version of an update to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). This update was postponed earlier in 2022 because the Canadian government aim...

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Canadian government proposes three options on how to comply with VOC limits.

Jan-11-2023 Safer alternatives Solvent/ VOC emissions Hazardous chemicals

The Canadian government has unveiled three options for businesses to comply with the country's VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) limits for household goods. These regulations, which establish concentra...

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New proposal on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations TDGR.

Dec-16-2022 Government incentives Hazardous chemicals Risk management

The Transport department of Canada has announced that they are planning to pass a proposal to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR). This proposal would align the Canadian regulatio...

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The Bill S5 to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act CEPA 1999.

Nov-23-2022 CEPA Chemical inventory Risk assessment Hazardous chemicals

The Bill S5 was voted unanimously by Canada's House of Commons to be sent to the environment and Sustainable Development (Envi) committee. The Bill S5 is going to be amended to the Canadian Enviro...

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Canada introduces a new safety standard for ton containers used for the transportation of hazardous materials

Sep-14-2022 Chemical contaminants Hazardous chemicals

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has issued a draft safety standard on ton containers for the transport of dangerous goods, with the consultation open until 24 October. A ton container i...

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Canada proposes to add Solvent Violet 13 to the list of toxic substances

Oct-11-2022 CEPA Chemical industry Solvents

The Canadian government has proposed adding Solvent Violet 13 to the country’s list of toxic substances under Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), which is likely to trigg...

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Canada requires new uses of the paint additive calcium 2-ethyl hexanoate

Sep-20-2022 Product registration/ notification Substances of concern

On 17 august 2022, the government of Canada (published in the Canada Gazette) issued notification requirements for some new uses of the paint additive calcium 2-ethyl hexanoate. In 2018, Canada ca...

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