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Hello All,

I need some information. I am seeing in EHS lot of emphasis on

REACH, ROHs, WEEE. But all the three regulations are more

for European Union. What is the equivalent regulation for these

in North America, which need to be taken care

for SAP Product Compliance needs. I am pretty sure there will be

something similar for North America




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    Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 01:59 PM

    Dear Rakesh

    depending on the business of the company acting: there are lot of regulations on top (e.g. state specific as well). The specific ones are related to e.g. crop protection agents etc. Andclealry: US does have own "OEL" values (as most of the countries). Same is true in area "classification/labeling"). E.g. US will get a "GHS" version. Some for canada in the next months.

    May be check: How to deal with legal/regulatory changes (using SAP EHS MANAGEMENT)?

    SAP EHS Management for Beginners

    and SAP help for "Regulatory content"

    SAP EHS Regulatory Content – SAP Help Portal Page

    Because of the complexity in regulaton/legislation may companies are using SAP or similar services to make sure that they can sell products in compliance with the regulations.


    PS: US and CA does have eg. as well onw "Dangerous goods regulations"

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  • Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 02:19 AM


    Yes, you are right, There are a lot in United Stats, for example the list(some) include: Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS), OSHA, EPA, CEPA, NPRI, SARA, TSCA, CERCLA,



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  • Posted on Mar 01, 2015 at 09:15 AM


    Hope you got answer ?



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    • Dear Rakesh

      to my knowledge:

      TSCA regulation is somthing "similar" as REACH (not on the same level !); Regarding ROHS: no idea in US.

      PLease make sure that you understand that in US there are sometimes "state" specific regulations; so you might have the need to handle OEL limits for California which might be different in comparison to Texas.

      Any "legal" topic is normally managed in chemical industry by experts which are familliar with the regulations (and the changes in the regulations; e.g. US will get there own GHS version this year.)

      Companies using SAP EHS Management solutions use in many cases servicses provided by others to get updates in regradsof legal content. E.g. SAP provides SERC and SERD services.


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