GHS – Safety Data Sheet Development Webinar – January 14, 2014

Register Now For the Developing Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that meet the OSHA 2012 HazCom Standard Requirements (A Two Part Webinar)

Presented By: Denise A. Deeds, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants
Webinar Objective: Provide ink manufacturers and related mixture producers with understanding of the requirements, resources, skills and methods for developing OSHA/GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets utilizing online resources, raw material supplier information and OSHA guidance. Please note that although this is a two part webinar, if you miss part one you will still be able to register for part two (the price will not change).
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    • Attendees will benefit with an increased understanding of the 2012 HazCom Standard’s safety data sheet requirements which will permit them to begin developing their own SDS’s
    • They will understand how to evaluate SDS’s from their raw material suppliers and obtain information from the internet, and how to translate the information into company SDS.
    • Through an understanding of the OSHA regulation, they will know the requirements of the regulation, and also have an understanding of possible ways to streamline the production of SDS for their company.
    • Create Safety Data Sheets for Ink Systems.
    • Evaluate Raw Materials Supplier Safety Data Sheets.
    • Knowledge of internet based data resources.
    • Methods to simplify and streamline GHS that fit their company product lines.
    • Understand how to use the mixture rules to classify mixtures for health hazards based on formulation data
    • Translate classification into product labels and consistent hazard and precautionary information for the SDS
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EPA Issues Final Rule – Toxic Substances Control Act – eReporting

On December 4, 2013 EPA finalized a rule to require electronic reporting of certain information submitted to the Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) sections 4, 5, 8(a) and 8(d). The final rule follows two previous rules requiring similar electronic reporting of information submitted to EPA (for TSCA Chemical Data Reporting and for Pre-Manufacture Notifications), and is intended to save time, improve data quality and increase efficiency.

The final rule becomes effective 90 days after publication in the Federal Register on March 4, 2014.

For more information on the specific requirements visit the NAPIM Members Resource Site.

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OSHA Updates Safety Signage Regulations

In a June 13, 2013 FR Notice OSHA update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute (‘‘ANSI’’) standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags, ANSI Z535.1– 2006(R2011), Z535.2–2011 and Z535.5– 2011. In this rulemaking, OSHA is retaining the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards, ANSI Z53.1– 1967, Z35.1–1968 and Z35.2–1968, in its signage standards, thereby providing employers an option to comply with the updated or earlier standards.

Additional information is available in the Members area of the NAPIM website.

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2013 Lawter NPIRI Lecture Series Award Winners

The NPIRI Lecture Series, sponsored by Lawter Incorporated, has been a long standing tradition of the NPIRI Technical Conference. Each year papers are submitted relating to chemistry, formulation, manufacturing or other technical aspects of our industry of scientific value. The papers are evaluated and ranked by the NPIRI Board of Directors.
First Place:
Charles Douglas, Evonik
Paper Title: Silica Nanoparticle Composites for Optically Transparent UV-Curable Hybrid Formulations
Second Place
Charlie Hsu, BASF
Paper Title: Novel 2 pack Waterborne Ink System

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2013 Technical Achievement and TAM Service Award Winners

Red leafJerry Napiecek – Colorcon No-Tox Products was awarded the 2013 Technical Achievement Award at the 2013 NPIRI Technical Conference. He has served 33 years in the printing ink industry. Since 1984, he has been instrumental in the development and formulation of FDA-compliant printing inks for his company. He has designed and formulated ink systems suitable for all printing processes, and using a limited palette of raw materials.
His ink and coating systems meet the needs of the food, pharmaceutical and medical industries.
Jerry has lectured at several NPIRI Summer Courses at Lehigh University. He was a Speaker at the 1999 and 2010 NPIRI Technical Conferences on food contact inks and regulations. He is often requested to give presentations on the use of package printing inks in contact with food, medical and pharmaceutical packaging.

Red leafGreg Webb – MWV was awarded the 2013 TAM Service Award at the 2013 NPIRI Technical Conference. Gregg has been a long term member of the graphic arts community having worked for both printing ink companies and suppliers supporting printing inks. He has been involved in both resin and ink formulations. As the Technical Manager of Publication Inks at his company he continues to leverage his comprehensive knowledge base in printing ink and varnish to develop products that bring value to his company and the printing ink industry. His knowledge of our industry needs and constraints translates into his strategic approach at developing new products for the industry.

NAPIM and NPIRI offer their thanks congratulations to Jerry and Greg on their selection for these prestigious industry recognition awards and for their service to the graphic communications industry.

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Prop 65 – California Court Decision on Exposure Testing – August 2013

Recently, a California court provided clarification of the Prop 65 law that may prove to be helpful in providing guidance on the critical issue of exposure testing. In this case, the defendant successfully defended themselves by using:

  • Averaged various test results on a product-by-product basis, in order to measure the average amount of lead in each product. The court endorsed this averaging approach as the most accurate method to determine the exposure level for a typical consumer.
  • Used government-published data on food consumption to determine the amount and frequency with which each product is consumed in a given two-week period. The court agreed that, because the products are typically not consumed on a daily basis, consideration of these factors was appropriate.

The full court decision is available members’ EHS area of the NAPIM website

Information from JDSupra Law News

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California Approves Safer Consumer Products Rule

The Safer Consumer Products regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on August 28, 2013 (OAL File No. 2013-0718-03 S) and have been filed with the Secretary of State. The regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. They require manufacturers or other responsible entities to seek safer alternatives to harmful chemical ingredients in widely used products, offering California the opportunity to lead the way in producing safer versions of goods already in demand around the world.

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2013 Metro New York Printing Ink Association – Golf Outing

The Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) will hold its thirteenth annual golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, NJ on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A buffet lunch will be offered at 11:30 followed by a1:00 pm shotgun start. The cocktail reception will start at 5:30 pm with the awards banquet following at 6:30 pm. More information

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Brandt Technologies awarded 2012 BASF KAOLIN DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

BASF announced the winner of 2012 BASF KAOLIN DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD. This year, Brandt Technologies, LLC, Bensonville, IL, has won both award categories, Growth and Performance.

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EPA Releases Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule

After years of delays, EPA announced the released of the solvent contaminated wipes rule in a press release on July 23, 2013.

The Solvent-Contaminated Wipes final rule conditionally excludes wipes that are contaminated with solvents from certain hazardous waste requirements. Specifically, the rule modifies regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused at industrial laundries or dry cleaners and for wipes sent for disposal to a municipal solid waste landfill or a solid waste combustor.

To be excluded, solvent-contaminated wipes must be managed in closed, labeled containers and cannot contain free liquids when sent for cleaning or disposal. Additionally, facilities that generate solvent-contaminated wipes must comply with certain recordkeeping requirements and may not accumulate wipes for longer than 180 days.

EPA’s Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule

For more information please contact George Fuchs at the NAPIM office 770-209-7291.

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