• Catching up with New Changes in GHS Rev.8

      19 Jun 2019   LI ZHENGYU

    Aiming to provide reference for the further implementation of GHS and the sound management of chemicals by relevant authorities and enterprises, this article generally introduces the coming changes of main technical contents in the 8th revised edition of UN GHS Purple Book (GHS rev. 8). These changes were included in the...
  • South Korea MoE Clarifies Additional Chemical Safety Management Program

      17 Jun 2019   Deborah Xiong

    Takehome: South Korea MoE answered questions raised by industry on the implementation of an additional chemical safety management program for existing hazardous chemical safety treatment equipment. South Korea MoE issued 19 new additional chemical safety management programs.
  • South Korea’s Inspection of Risk Management Plans Implementation under CCA

      13 Jun 2019   Nadine He

    Takehome: The National Institute of Chemical Safety will conduct inspections assessing the implementation of risk management plans and will share results with regional communities and fire stations. Results and findings will be utilized to optimize response in the event of a chemical accident. 70 industrial sites are facing inspection this year, 8 of...
  • South Korea CCA: Submitting an Off-Site Consequence Analysis

      6 Jun 2019   T.S. Li

    As the maximum grace period will come to an end, industry has lots of concerns over CCA implementation. Most concerns are about Off-Site Consequence Analyses, which is newly required to be submitted in CCA and is difficult for enterprises to prepare by themselves. This article will show you what the OCA is, the contents of OCA, and government's supporting on preparing OCA....
  • Objective and Guiding Principles of the Sound Management of Chemicals

      31 May 2019   LI ZHENGYU

    Chemicals are a major part of our daily life. The use of chemicals in absence of sound management will pose significant risks to human health and the environment. This article reviews important concepts that are essential for understanding the mainstream...
  • Chemical Businesses Caught In Crossfire of Escalating China-US Trade War

      31 May 2019   Nora Wang

    Chemical businesses in China and the US, along with dependent sectors downstream in the supply chain, are currently trapped in dire straits amid a protracted and worsening trade war between the two countries. On May 13, 2019, China announced tariffs ranging from 5% to 25% on 5,140 US products on a $60 billion target list. Products affected include beverages, batteries, and chemicals,...