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CANUTEC registration - Residual dangerous goods

To get rid of your residual hazardous materials, do you take a turnkey service (classification of your products, packaging, labelling, completed documentation) from a company specializing in waste management?

To understand the difference:

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Travelling With Electronic Devices Containing Lithium Batteries

Do you need to send electronic devices containing lithium batteries for calibration? For repairs? To a new employee? Do you bring electronics on your travels?

Read on for all the answers!

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How to Properly Store and Dispose of Your Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are a recurring problem for Sorting Centers and Ecocentres. In this article, discover the little things you can do to reduce the risk of accidents.

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Underestimated Hazard: Lithium Batteries!

How many lithium batteries do you have at home? At work? For the most part, you are probably unable to give an exact number. Indeed, you would be surprised at the number of devices that contain lithium batteries. Read on to fully understand the dangers of your batteries.

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WHMIS Classification, State's Matter

When classifying a mixture, several criteria must be taken into account. Is it gaseous, liquid or solid? The classification of a mixture is far from being the sum of the pure substances that compose it. You have to do physical tests and ask yourself at least a few questions. Was there a reaction between my ingredients? Is substance X still bioaccessible? etc.

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GHS - Disputed Harmonized Classification: The Titanium Dioxide Dilemma

For decades, titanium dioxide and carbon black have not been unanimously accepted in terms of classification.


Despite the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), recently in Europe, a formal challenge in court has taken place.


Dilemma or misunderstanding? Read more

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Update to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)

Do you encounter chemicals in your workplace? Do you need to produce safety data sheets (SDS) or labels as part of your job?

Changes to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) may affect you.


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New edition of the IATA Regulations in force

The 64th edition of the IATA Regulations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air came into force on January 1, 2023.


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Article 2/2 on VOC regulations

  1. Here is our article 2 of 2 on volatile organic compounds and the new regulations. In this article, you will not only find the important dates to remember to comply with the new VOC regulations, but the possible alternatives. The Regulations limiting the concentration of volatile organic compounds in certain products will come into force on January 1, 2023 to provide one year for permit applications and the accumulation of compliance units before the limits applicable to the products come into force.

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Reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions, it Concerns Us All!

This has been expected for several years, with the effects of climate change and after the enforcement of regulations limiting the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in architectural coatings and automotive finishing products, Environment Canada has finally filed the Regulations limiting the concentration of volatile organic compounds in certain products: SOR/2021-26. Consumer product manufacturers, watch the dates!

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New online application form for exemption requests under the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA)

What to do to maintain your business advantage if your critical ingredients are classified as hazardous to health in your safety data sheet? You have two options:

  • Apply for a paid waiver under the HMIRA
  • Use concentration ranges


Why choose an exemption?

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Aerosols - Updated Standard CGSB-43.123

Aerosol containers and gas cartridges for the transport of dangerous goods – updated Standard CGSB-43.123

Do you have facilities involved in transporting aerosol cans and gas cartridges for disposal or recycling? If so, the changes to this standard apply to you.


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New Database for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

On June 25th, 2022, Transport Canada published in the Gazette I, its proposal to amend the TDGR, adding a new obligation. Businesses will have to register on the registration database and renew their registration annually.

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