Loftware Blog / Chemical

by Craig Hodgson, on January 26, 2017

Few industries have a wider impact on the way that industrial and consumer products are created, and on how we all live, than the chemical industry. And few industries are …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemicalLabeling

by Craig Hodgson, on January 13, 2017

What are some of your top-of-mind concerns in the Chemical supply chain? If you’re like most professionals in the industry, labeling certainly plays a key role—especially with ongoing GHS regulations …

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Topics:Supply ChainRegulatoryChemical

by Greg Wimble, on December 9, 2016

The possibility of environmental disasters threatens development around the world. Nations throughout the developing world are seeking new corporate investment. But environmental issues are demonstrating how challenging this can be …

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Topics:Chemical

by Ken Allen, on November 23, 2016

Many industries are doing what they can to combat climate change, either in response to consumer demands or government regulation. The chemical industry is no different, seeking to move away …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemicalLabeling

by Ken Allen, on November 17, 2016

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) and Labeling of Chemicals has undergone a long, slow implementation process since first being introduced by the United Nations in 1992. As of …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemical

by Greg Wimble, on October 7, 2016

Last week’s Fall meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) in Arlington, VA, revealed that even with OSHA’s GHS deadlines behind them, chemical professionals face ongoing labeling challenges …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemical

by Scott Vigneault, on September 22, 2016

New labeling guidelines from worldwide safety organization UL should ensure that chemical containers are clearly marked. When transporting hazardous chemicals by boat, there is always a chance of an accident …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemical

by Ken Allen, on August 31, 2016

When GHS was first developed, it was meant to replace the confusing web of chemical labeling regulations that were being enforced in the U.S. and around the world. But even now …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemicalLabeling

by Scott Vigneault, on August 25, 2016

Cutting-edge laboratories are responsible for some of the most impressive scientific and technological advances in recent years. But these buildings can be dangerous if lab workers don't take proper precautions. Heavy machinery, …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemical

by Craig Hodgson, on June 14, 2016

The final compliance deadline for adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has passed, pushing the affected industries one step closer to consistent chemical …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemical

by Ken Allen, on June 13, 2016

In the U.S., different states may have different regulations regarding the labeling of toxic materials. But not all retail businesses that do business nationwide respond to these rules in the same …

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Topics:ChemicalRetail

by Greg Wimble, on March 29, 2016

The recent Best Practices for Chemicals conference in Houston brought together a good cross section of business, functional and technology professionals to share solutions, ideas and strategies to improve performance …

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Topics:RegulatoryChemicalSAP Labeling