REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019
The Regulations are essential to Canada’s four pillars of environmental emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Schedule 1 of the Regulations lists substances that have been determined to be hazardous, and the Regulations include specific requirements outlined below that apply to regulated parties (persons and companies) owning or having the charge, management or control of a substance listed in Schedule 1.
A line by line analysis will be conducted during the next week and a report will be submitted to the Regulatory and Safe Operations Committees. The Chemical Supply Chain Management lesson covering Environmental Emergencies (Semester 2) will be updated during the next month, to reflect changes introduced by the new regulations. For more information contact Dave Saucier firstname.lastname@example.org
On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that propionic acid, n-butyric acid, nonanoic acid, and oxalic acid do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that cumene and DMBA do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
We wish to remind you that the deadline for the Notice to provide information for the risk management of certain coal tars and their distillates published on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 52, No. 48, is March 14, 2019 3 p.m. Eastern daylight time. More information on the notice is available on the Stream 0 substances in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach webpage.
Last week, you should have received an invitation to participate in the comprehensive survey about the services of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). If you have already completed this questionnaire, thank you for your participation; there is no need to complete it again. However, if you have not completed the questionnaire, we would greatly appreciate your input as soon as possible.
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of potassium pyrophosphate, tetrabasic in unstandardized foods. Potassium pyrophosphate, tetrabasic is already permitted for use as a food additive in various foods as specified in the Lists of Permitted Food Additives. As no safety concerns were raised through Health Canada’s assessment, the Department has enabled the use of this food additive as described in the information document by modifying the Lists of Permitted Food Additives, effective March 5, 2019.
The changes proposed in The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act stem from the legislated five-year review of the act and would include:
- strengthening deterrents for the most serious workplace infractions by doubling maximum penalties for offences under the act to $500,000 (first offence) and $1,000,000 (second/subsequent);
- helping the Manitoba Labour Board efficiently administer its responsibilities by preventing frivolous or vexatious complaints and appeals from being forwarded to the board;
- reducing duplication by transferring the remaining responsibilities of the chief prevention officer (CPO) position to SAFE Work Manitoba, which has the mandate to provide oversight of injury and illness prevention activities, and eliminating the duplicate CPO position within the department; and
- making a number of administrative improvements.
Ontario’s government is working to keep those who work-at-heights safe. The government’s working-at-heights training program is preventing worker injuries and saving business up to $36 million in health, lost productivity and other costs, says a study by the Institute for Work and Health.
Each year, employers are required to post a copy of OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 through April 30. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to workers are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer workers and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published its annual evaluation report, delivering updated statistics on evaluated substances and registration dossiers and giving advice to registrants on how to improve the information they provide on chemicals
Just one second of distraction behind the wheel is all takes to change a life forever. During the month of April , the National Safety Council is leading an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving in workplaces , homes and communities.