May 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Some not tackling 'looming deadlines' imposed by REACH

While most European firms are very aware of the EU's newest rules on chemicals and their safe use, many North American companies are falling behind in their knowledge of the law's impact and scope. So..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While most European firms are very aware of the EU's newest rules on chemicals and their safe use, many North American companies are falling behind in their knowledge of the law's impact and scope. So says research from a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com). Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) became law in June 2007. Its aim is to streamline former legislative frameworks on EU chemicals. The mandate places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to health and the environment. "This widespread lack of awareness raises concerns that North American companies may miss important REACH deadlin

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