Throughout 2019 SILLAC thanks HAZCOM Warriors

Get to know the Hazcom Warrior Program

The Wounded Warrior Project contributes to chemical management compliance.

 

Who are HAZCOM Warriors?

The HAZCOM Warriors Program is comprised of injured veterans and their caregivers. The Program includes men and women who, while healing from injuries received during deployments and missions, specifically healing from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other physical injuries, have approached a way to continue their service through chemical management compliance and implementation. The program allows the HAZCOM Warriors to become experts on exposure risks with a thorough understanding of what employers can do to help ensure workplace safety.

In 2018 SILLAC launched its SDS Authoring, GHS Management, and other Chemical Management compliance services and appreciates the work that HAZCOM Warriors have contributed to this year’s efforts.  SILLAC HAZCOM Warrior consulting model is a perfect fit for many nonprofits and small businesses who might otherwise be faced with either non-compliance or product deletion.

If you would like to find out more about the HAZCOM Warrior Program please contact us at lcuevas@sillac.com

 

It’s Official!! The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Finalized and Signed

The signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took place in Santiago, Chile on March 8, 2018. New Zealand, however, remains the official repository country for the CPTPP, whose Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released the final version on February 22, 2018.  Signatory countries include: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Among new benefits under the CPTPP, access to transport services for Canada from its 10 partners.

 

Twenty-two provisions were suspended from the original draft, following US withdrawal from the Transpacific Pacific Partnership (TPP). These provisions mostly impacted the US software industry. However, if conditions are favorable, there’s a chance the United States may join later although there is no guarantee that members to the CPTPP will lift the suspensions.

 

The finalized CPTPP contains 30 chapters and numerous Side instruments and Annexes. The CPTPP will take effect 60 days after it is approved by 6 signatories or at least 50 percent of the parties, per Article 3 of the CPTPP.  Each country must process ratification and legislative implementation so that the CPTPP becomes law in its jurisdiction.

Please contact lcuevas@sillac.com for further information on how Chile, Mexico, and Peru can benefit your business under the CPTPP, or if you wish to receive the CPTPP text and chapters.

 

Mexico City to Welcome Air France Airbus in 2016 while Southwest Flights Already in Progress

Mexico City to welcome Air France AirBus A380 inaugural flight on January 12, 2016. The flight is scheduled to land in Mexico’s Benito Juarez International Airport, to start three times weekly, and after March on a daily basis. The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation began work to prepare the airport facility and runway for the large aircraft, which will carry 560 passengers from Paris to Mexico City. However, this is not the first time that Mexico greets the Airbus flight A380: the first flight landed in Cancun in 2013.

Another major flight trend is the Southwest non-stop flights from Houston to Mexico City, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. The Southwest flight from Cancun was landed in Houston Hobby last week, in Southwest’s five gate terminal that was recently inaugurated after construction operations since 2013.

Southwest expects to transport approximately four thousand passengers per month from Houston to Mexico City on non-stop flights.