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New Webinar Covers OSHA's 2015 GHS Authoring Deadline for Chemical Manufacturers


MSDSonline announced that it is offering a new webinar to help companies and safety professionals prepare for the June 1, 2015 OSHA/GHS deadline. The deadline is the date by which chemical manufacturers and distributors operating in the United States are required to reclassify their hazardous ...


Sterigenics receives ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation


Sterigenics International LLC announced that it has received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 food and chemistry accreditation in Mexico.“We are pleased to receive this accreditation,” said Philip Macnabb, President and COO of Sterigenics International LLC. “Mexico is a key Sterigenics region with Gamma ...


ISO recognition for Quality Management Systems at Malvern Instruments US headquarters


The Quality Management Systems in place at the Westborough MA headquarters of Malvern Instruments Inc., Malvern’s US subsidiary, have been awarded ISO9001:2008 certification. This certification recognizes the US company’s supply, support and installation of materials characterization systems and ...


PolyOne Achieves Key Certification for Eco-Friendly Colorants and Additives


PolyOne Corporation announced that its OnColor™ BIO and OnCap™ BIO masterbatches have been granted OK Compost certification by AIB Vinçotte, marking the first time this has been awarded to a full range of colorants and additives. AIB Vinçotte, an independent inspection organization, grants OK ...


Cognis Achieves Novel Foods Approval for Plant Sterols in Canada


A recent ruling by Health Canada now allows Cognis’ natural plant sterol and sterol esters to be used in food products. In June 2009, when Cognis submitted a Novel Food application, phytosterols were only approved for use in dietary supplements. The Novel Food approval includes criteria for the ...


ULTRA Scientific offers the Gold Standard with ISO Guide 34 accreditation

Organic and inorganic standards distributed by LGC Standards give laboratories greater choice and quality


LGC Standards announced that ULTRA Scientific, one of its key suppliers, has gained ISO Guide 34 accreditation for the production of organic and inorganic certified reference materials (CRMs). ISO Guide 34 requires an extensive protocol for homogeneity, short term stability, long term stability, ...


New NIST nano-ruler sets some very small marks


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler. Designed to be the most accurate commercially available "meter stick" for the nano world, the new measuring tool — a calibration standard for X-ray diffraction — boasts uncertainties below a femtometer. That's ...


New beryllium reference material for occupational safety monitoring


Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with private industry and other government agencies, have produced a new reference material for beryllium. Beryllium, an exotic rare-earth metal used as a hardener in high-performance alloys and ceramics, ...


European REACH legislation for chemicals may require more animals and funds than estimated


The European Union's REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical) legislation is intended as a comprehensive safety evaluation for commercial chemicals used in consumer products that are traded in Europe at amounts more than one ton per year. However, implementation ...


NIST gets the dirt on soil with 3 new reference materials


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)— gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte ...


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