REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 19, 2019
- Office of Controlled Substances issues final management of import-export permit applications
The purpose of this policy is to outline the manner in which the Office of Controlled Substances (the OCS) manages Import and Export Permit applications for Controlled Drugs and Substances, and Class A and Class B Precursors submitted in accordance with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), and the following Regulations:
• Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR);
• Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations (BOTSR);
• Precursor Control Regulations;
• Part G of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR); and,
• Part J of the FDR.
Les Entrepôts A.B. Inc., a Terrebonne-based company, was fined a total of $564,000 after pleading guilty, on October 4, to three counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations, which are part of the Act.
Based on feedback from employers and upgrades to our technology, most employers who log in to use our online services will now be able to get real-time updates to their clearance status and account balance.
Most pedestrian collisions happen during the morning rush hour period increasing through the afternoon and peaking in the evening rush hour, when both drivers and pedestrians are rushing to get home. Reduce your speed when approaching busy intersections and look for pedestrians. Remember, seasonal changes in daylight during October and November and weather conditions can make seeing pedestrians more difficult.
Pedestrian safety facts:
- Between 2013 and 2017, an average of 43 pedestrians were killed and 1,166 were injured each year.
- The vast majority (96.5%) of pedestrian casualty collisions occurred in urban areas (2017).
- Nearly half (47.3%) of drivers involved in pedestrian casualty collisions failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian (2017)
- 15.4% of pedestrians involved in fatal collisions were legally impaired (2017).
- The likeliest time for pedestrian casualty collisions to occur was between 3-7pm, and more occurred on Tuesday than any other day (2017).
A number of changes come into force on January 1, 2020 including new terms such as “assigned protection factor”, “maximum use concentration” and ‘simulated workplace protection factor”. The measure employers are to take have been expanded to ensure that limit exposure of workers to a hazardous biological or chemical agent. There are new and expanded Schedules 1 and 2 regarding the measurement and calculation of exposure and assigned protection factors for respirators. Be compliant by the end of 2019.
(Inhalton – Anthony Urciuoli) The initiative was spearheaded by officers and inspectors from the Halton Regional Police Service, along with assistance from neighbouring police services, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment.
- Total commercial motor vehicles inspected: 308
- Total commercial motor vehicles taken out of service: 99 (33 percent failure rate)
- Total charges laid: 239
- Sets of licence plates seized by police: 11
Top five charge categories laid:
- Failure to complete daily inspections
- Vehicle maintenance
- Failure to obtain annual inspection certificate
- Cargo securement
- Weight violations
(Isabelle Keeler, Cod & Palmer) On November 1, 2019, employees on Prince Edward Island will be entitled to up to three (3) days leave with pay and an additional seven (7) days leave without pay if an employee, their minor child or a person for whom an employee is a primary caregiver of is a victim of domestic violence, intimate partner violence or sexual violence.
EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program is announcing a 30-day public comment period associated with the IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) for Inorganic Mercury Salts
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 29 chemical substances which are the subject of 28 premanufacture notices (PMNs). DATES: This rule is effective on December 16, 2019.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 31 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Eight of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA Orders issued by EPA and the remaining 23 of these chemical substances received a “not likely to present an unreasonable risk” determination. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 12, 2019.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for seven chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2019.
By 1 January 2020, companies must provide more information on nanomaterials on the EU market under REACH. ECHA encourages potential registrants to familiarise themselves with the new legal requirements and get ready.
Transport and storage are inextricable elements of food safety management. New international guidance has just been published to help ensure safety at every stop along the food chain.
Fire prevention planning, training, and the use of portable fire extinguishers can help to ensure safety. A critical decision when planning is whether or not employees should fight a small fire with a portable fire extinguisher or simply evacuate. Small fires can often be put out quickly by a well-trained employee with a portable fire extinguisher. However, to do this safely, the employee must understand the use and limitation of a portable fire extinguisher and the hazards associated with fighting fires. Evacuation plans that designate or require some or all of the employees to fight fires with portable fire extinguishers increase the level of complexity of the plan and the level of training that must be provided employees.