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ERA-EMS Software and Regulatory Updates for December 2017

Posted on Fri, Jan 05, 2018

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Software Updates for December 2017

ERA Environmental is committed to providing your business with EH&S software that lasts a lifetime. Our team of researchers and scientists work every day to roll out upgrades, new reports, and improvements. Every month we'll publish a summary of these new features here for you. Have any questions about these updates? Let us know at info@era-ehs.com

CERTIS - Labels

  • Product Label Transfer within client database: Can now transfer templates and phrase settings associated with a product from a Facility/Dept. within a database.
  • When generating Label L054, on the Report Parameters you have 3 new options:
  1. Display HMIS rectangle in all cases.
  2. Hide HMIS rectangle if no rating available.
  3. Always hide HMIS rectangle

CERTIS - SDS Authoring

  • Report M011 - Option to display IARC/NTP data for chemicals in the blend in Section 11. This option can look at whether a chemical is EHS, is hazardous or carcinogenic to control, and when to display chemicals.

Chemical Coating

  • The user can choose to visualize reports in scientific notation or in decimal format. This functionality exists for certain ERA reports and has been added to the F175X and F176X. 
Vendor
  • Applying the "Revision date" selection to "Create Batch" function in CERTIS View Products, and defaulting Revision date option to "Product revision date"

 

Regulatory Updates for December 2017

Canadian Domestic Substance List (DSL)

The Domestic Substance List has been amended by adding the following chemicals:

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Canadian Non Domestic Substance List (NDSL)

The Non Domestic Substance List has been amended by adding the following chemicals:

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U.S State Regulations

California - Proposition 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added the below listed chemicals to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for the purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added the below listed chemicals to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental and male endpoints) for the purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

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European Union 

REACH – Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

Under the EU REACH regulation, substances that are one of the following can be regarded as substances for very high concern (SVHC).

  • Carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMRs)
  • Persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs)
  • Very persistent and bio-accumulative (vPvBs)
  • Seriously and /or irreversibly damaging the environment or human health

Currently, there are 174 substances on the SVHC Candidate List. The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern was last updated on the 7th July 2017.

The chemicals below have been added to the REACH SVHC regulation in the Master Chemical List following the update.

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Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) is a group entry for which numerical identifiers have not been specified. To facilitate the identification of substances that fall within the scope of this entry, a non-exhaustive list of numerical identifiers is provided by REACH as following:

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Your ERA-EMS and reporting functions have already been updated to reflect these changes.

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