The Industrial Chemical industry makes chemical products that are used by other industries to make plastics, paint, explosives, and thousands of other products. The industry makes chemical products from a variety of raw materials, including coal, oil, plants, salts, and minerals. Chemical products are also used to manufacture steel, glass, detergents, cosmetics, drugs, and film.
SafetyCall manages and documents adverse events and medical information inquiries for the Industrial Chemical Market. We provide comprehensive documentation of events surrounding any industrial chemical contact or spill. The health care professionals at SafetyCall have over 30 years of experience responding to issues related to industrial chemicals. All adverse events are reported, documented and stored in SafetyNotes, our proprietary case management software application. Clients have access to their incident data 24/7 utilizing SafetySearch, a secured password protected web-based search engine.
|Regulatory Agencies||Applicable Federal Laws|
|US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): 8c and 8e
Highlights – Rules & Regulations
Two important regulations applicable to the Ag-Chem Industry that are a focus of SafetyCall services are highlighted below:
- FIFRA: Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires pesticide product registrants to submit adverse effects information about their products to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- TSCA Section 8(c): Companies are required to record, retain and in some cases report “allegations of significant adverse reactions” to any substance or mixture that they produce, import, process, or distribute and that is not subject to mandatory surveillance compelled by other regulations such as FIFRA 6(a)(2) or the regulations of other agencies such as the FDA.
- TSCA Section 8(e): Any person who manufactures, processes or distributes a chemical substance or mixture and who obtains information which reasonably supports the conclusion that such substance or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to human health or the environment shall immediately inform the EPA of such information unless such person has actual knowledge that the EPA has been adequately informed of such information.
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Your Industry Obligations
In addition to the mandatory reporting of domestic incidents involving pesticides within prescribed timelines, pesticide registrants must also consider the following compliance obligations:
- Causality is not a prerequisite for tracking and reporting adverse events associated with the use of pesticides registered with either the EPA or PMRA. Even if a registrant does not believe there is sufficient scientific evidence to support an assertion that an alleged adverse event may have been caused by a pesticide, the registrant is still mandated to report such incidents to the EPA or PMRA.
- FIFRA: EPA-registered products with like formulations sold in other countries may require that foreign incidents involving these formulations also be reported to the EPA in compliance with FIFRA section 6(a)(2).
Guidance Documents Forms Read more at epa.gov
- TSCA Section 8(c) & 8(e): Under TSCA, EPA inspectors may ask companies to readily retrieve records showing that significant incidents involving regulated chemicals have been systemically documented and reviewed for consistency to known toxicological profiles. Using SafetyCall’s powerful web-based search engine , SafetySearch, Clients are able to easily retrieve data on incidents that have been flagged for potential TSCA 8c or 8e reporting purposes.