Intertek Update on California's "Green" Regulations

OTTAWA, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), the leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, will present a free one-hour webinar on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST providing an overview of California's current and soon to be implemented health and environmental regulations. This includes changes to Proposition 65, California RoHS, Assembly Bill 1109, Assembly Bill 1124, and many more.

The State of California's health and environmental regulations pose an increased challenge for national retailers, importers, and product manufacturers. The objective of these laws is to restrict, reduce, rectify and enforce actions that threaten the environment and people's health. If you sell products in California today or plan to in the future, your products must comply with California's "green" requirements.

"Many companies in the US and companies importing into the US are facing the challenge of complying with the expanding, complex requirements in the State of California," states Dr. Ruud A. Overbeek, Global Vice President of Intertek Health and Environmental Services. "Customers have requested Intertek to share insights into these requirements and provide compliance options in support of their business."

Join us on January 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST for a free 1 hour webinar reviewing California's green product requirements and Intertek's compliance solutions. For more information or to register for this webinar, please visit: http://www.intertek.com/events/2010/01-12-webinar-california-green-requirements/

About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (www.intertek.com/green)

Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis, legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

About Intertek (www.intertek.com)

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

For more information, visit www.intertek.com

SOURCE INTERTEK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL

For further information: For further information: Joel Pekay, Global Marketing and Business Development Director, Telephone: (630) 481-3126, Email: joel.pekay@intertek.com, green@intertek.com, www.intertek.com/green

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