Seminars & Webinars: December 2014
A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.
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The Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) of 1991 -- the key law addressing the basic management of industrial chemicals -- will be divided, as of January 1, 2015, into two regulatory schemes: South Korea's newly minted chemical management law, the Act on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances that has come to be called K-REACH, and the Chemical Control Act (CCA). Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) will present a complimentary webinar to assist companies in preparing for K-REACH. The webinar will presented at two times on Thursday, December 4, 2014: 11:00 a.m. (GMT) for EU participants, and 1:30 p.m. (EST) for U.S. participants.
Moderated by Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson, webinar participants include Acta’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Leslie S. MacDougall, Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT, and Scientist Lara A. Hall, MS, RQAP-GLP; as well as Yongsoon Park, President, and Dr. Eunjung Lee, Director, of Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea. To register, please contact Chad Howlin by December 1, 2014.
The ninth annual BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. B&C affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) was a proud sponsor of the “Women in Biotechnology” Reception, December 7, 2014. BRAG Executive Director Kathleen Roberts welcomed attendees to the reception, at which the inaugural BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology was presented.
While the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences between approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets and labels in these countries should pay close attention to the variations. The webinar, hosted by Bloomberg BNA and presented by Karin F. Baron MSPH, Regulatory Specialist with B&C, provided background information on the major building blocks of UN GHS, and examined the specific similarities and differences between GHS in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. For more information : NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis.