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We’re Working on It!!

Welcome to the new and revamped CPDA web site!  As you can see, we’re still going through some growing pains and pulling our hair out as we continue to build a site that will better serve your needs.  Please be patient with us as we go through this process.  Once done, we promise you will be pleased with the results!

CPDA-Canada

CPDA-Canada is an incorporated subsidiary in Canada of the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology based in Washington, DC, USA. CPDA-Canada was created in 2013 in response to growing interest from CPDA members looking to establish a firm foothold in the Canadian agrotechnology market that would provide growers greater access to effective and competitively priced generic pesticide products and tank-mix adjuvants.

CPDA-Canada is the only legally incorporated trade association in Canada representing the interests of manufacturers, formulators, and distributors of post patent pesticides and tank-mix adjuvant products, working to minimize current barriers to market entry.

CPDA-Canada strives to replicate CPDA’s U.S. successes in Canada; to bring fairness and equity to the Canadian pesticide industry. CPDA-Canada works diligently to better increase  the availability of high quality, low priced post patent pesticides and adjuvant products to Canadian growers and producers.

CPDA-Canada membership is open to any U.S or Canadian company that manufactures, formulates or distributes agrotechnology products in the United States and/or Canada. CPDA-Canada members have access to the resources of an experienced organization dedicated to advocating for the Canadian agrotechnology industry before regulatory officials. For more information, contact us at 202-386-7407

OSHA Petition

HCS 2012

CPDA Calls Upon OSHA to Amend HCS 2012 Relabeling Requirements to Protect Warehouse Employees from Unnecessary Chemical Exposures and Ergonomic Risks

 

On May 24, 2016, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology, the Agricultural Retailers Association, the International Sanitary Supply Association, and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates submitted a petition to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting that the Agency issue a Direct Final Rule to amend its 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012).  The revision sought by the petitioners would clarify that when firms handling products in sealed containers in warehouses become aware of significant new chemical hazard information they may comply with HCS 2012 by the electronic transmission of an updated label to downstream entities in a manner similar to how updated safety data sheets are transmitted.

CPDA is now working with Members of Congress in an effort to build support for the remedy to the HCS 2012 dilemma as set forth in the joint industry petition.

The cover letter accompanying the petition may be accessed by clicking here.  Following the submission of the petition, CPDA issued a news alert which may be accessed here.

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