To deal with global legislation pertinent to hazardous chemicals and/or dangerous goods, more and more organizations are developing their own Materials Compliance Systems (MCS). Creating an MCS from scratch can be labor intensive and typically takes several years. The resulting MCS, if not designed and implemented properly, may lack key integration points to other key systems within the organization, only address a small portion of legislation pertinent to the organization’s activities, and become outdated within a relatively short period of time. Until now, the need for a standard set of guidelines for these systems at the global level has not been available.
Global Materials Compliance Handbook consolidates all relevant regulatory issues that affect a business, e.g., purchasing, research and development, testing, manufacturing, selling, documenting, and distribution of regulated materials. It features clearly organized, in–depth coverage of all aspects of the MCS, making it the most comprehensive text available. Country–by–country regulatory coverage includes:
- Requirements for chemical registration, notification, and listing
- Requirements for Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and product labels
- Requirements for transportation, import, and export
The book’s second section on materials compliance systems describes:
- The impact on supply chains of the new, tougher security environment
- MCS management: policy, planning, implementation, monitoring, and review
- MCS information systems
Global Materials Compliance Handbook does more than just collate international laws; it features regulation analyses across national borders and provides practical tools for setting up a current, workable MCS. Thorough and easy to understand, this text should prove an invaluable resource for successfully meeting international materials handling requirements.
PART I: REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.
2. Chemical Registration, Notification and Listing.
3. Material Safety jData Sheets.
4. Product Label Requirements.
5. Transportation Requirements.
6. Import Compliance.
7. Export Compliance.
PART II: MATERIAL COMPLIANCE SYSTEMS.
8. Impact of Terrorism on the Supply Chain.
9. Material Compliance Systems.
10. MCS Information Systems.
Appendix 1: Glossary.
Appendix 2: Audit/Inspection Checklists.
Appendix 3: Material Management Internet Web Sites.
Appendix 4: Import/Export Web Sites.
Appendix 5: Occupational Exposures Limits Legislation.
"All the relevant regulatory issues that a business needs to understand in order to develop a materials compliance system for hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods are covered in this volume." (Environmental Science & Technology, 3/15/2004)
"...a very useful reference to aid businesses to comply with the legislation in the countries they trade with." (Hazmat & Environment Notes, February/ March 2004)