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NCEC Newsletter – December 2019

Welcome to the final edition of the NCEC newsletter for 2019. In this edition, we're highlighting regulatory changes coming in 2020 and how to continue preparing for Brexit after 31 January. We also introduce the newest member of our growing crisis team and  you can find out who will be on the other end of the phone during the festive period.

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Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period

You would be forgiven for thinking that providing emergency telephone response on Christmas day will mean that our team will have a quiet shift. In reality, we receive a surprisingly high volume of calls, ranging from festive themed spills to potentially high-consequence industrial chemical emergencies.

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How will Brexit impact NCEC?

In this article, we outline what NCEC has done to maintain service delivery post Brexit, across the three main business areas of emergency response, regulatory compliance and crisis management.

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Assessing your emergency medical and chemical response needs

If a person is exposed to your product, will they need immediate hospital treatment? If so, does calling a poison centre help or hinder the treatment for that person? Read more to find what difference does medical and/or chemical response make to someone calling your organisation for help.

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Brexit and REACH: what should you be doing now?

If the UK leaves with a no-deal scenario, then EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) registrations held by legal entities in the UK will become void and a new UK REACH regulation will come into force overnight. Organisations should be preparing now to ensure they can continue to trade their chemical products in the UK and the EU from 1 February 2020.

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Poison centre notification deadline for consumer use products to be extended – what does this mean for businesses?

On 18 September 2019, the 31st meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH  and CLP  (CARACAL) agreed to the European Commission’s proposed changes to Annex VIII to CLP . This will extend the deadline for harmonised reporting to poison centres for mixtures intended for consumer use until 1 January 2021.

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Nanomaterials and nanoforms – the new requirements of compliance

The 1 January 2020 deadline is looming for the implementation of the amended Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) information requirements for nanomaterials. The characterisation of nanomaterials is key to you understanding your obligations. 

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NCEC Newsletter – August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the NCEC newsletter. 
We look at the latest emergency response and crisis management, expert articles in the regulatory and training industry, company news and also look at upcoming events and training courses. 

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Gaseous hazards – chemical emergencies and the perils of gases

This article discusses the importance of gas detection in relation to identifying the nature and scale of any gas release, and how this applies to chemical incidents.

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Business continuity: a force for leadership development

Read as our senior crisis management consultant discusses how crisis management impacts business continuity.

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Poison Centre Annex VIII Member State Implementation plans

In this article, we explore the current status of the implementation of Annex VIII across the EU Member States.

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Q&A with Caroline Raine

Caroline Raine gives some advice for companies that need to comply with the new poison centre notification requirements.

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