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Global Materials Compliance Handbook



Global Materials Compliance Handbook

John Phyper, Philippe Ducas, Peter J. Baish

ISBN: 978-0-471-49427-0 February 2004 477 Pages


Whether a company operates global facilities or just imports/exports goods to the United States, personnel and advisors must understand regulatory requirements. Most companies that ship or receive goods internationally have developed MCS that address regulatory requirements; however, these typically are labor intensive, independent of other company systems, adequately address only their primary location, and are not updated in a timely manner. Supply chain logistics is complicated, and this book details how to avoid security holds on shipments and gives sound advice on how to cope if another "9/11" occurs. The book provides easy to understand guidance to shipping/receiving personnel, safety inspectors, transportation and logistics managers on the movement of hazardous cargo from one location to another ensuring compliance to the maze of regulatory requirements.


1. Introduction.


2. Chemical Registration, Notification and Listing.

3. Material Safety jData Sheets.

4. Product Label Requirements.

5. Transportation Requirements.

6. Import Compliance.

7. Export Compliance.


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.


"This handbook consolidates all relevant regulatory issues that affect a business…" (Chemical Engineering Progress, June 2004)

"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)