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Poison centre Brexit implications FAQs

Like everyone else, we at the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) have been debating the potential implications of Brexit and what will happen if or when we have a deal with the European Union. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to publish the questions we are frequently asked by businesses that are based in the UK with poison centre notifications.

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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 30 March.

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Training – the first line of defence

NCEC's expert trainers have dealt with such challenges during their careers that many people hope never to face. This gives them the perfect background to support the learning and development of your staff. If you encounter hazardous materials in any form at work, then we can provide the training you need. Many of our clients who have benefitted from our training have requested further courses. Therefore, you can be assured that our experts can provide the training to meet your requirements.

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2019 - International year of the periodic table of chemical elements

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, which coincides with the centenary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, we will be providing updates throughout the year on some of these elements.

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Hydrogen & Helium

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, which coincides with the centenary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, we will be providing updates throughout the year on some of these elements.

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The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2019 now available

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2019 is now available, the new list has again been produced by the NCEC, in co-operation with the UK Home Office and is published by TSO.
 
 

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Government releases notice on regulating chemicals if there is a no Brexit deal

There is currently much speculation about what will happen should the UK leave the EU without an agreement. The UK government recently published a technical notice on regulating chemicals, which sets out how businesses who produce, register, import or export chemicals would be affected should no deal be reached.

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NCEC customer survey 2018 results

Welcome to the summary of our 2018 customer survey which take a look into the responses that were provided in May 2018.

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Take home messages from the REACH Dossier Compliance Workshop

NCEC’s Chris Hughes attended the REACH dossier compliance workshop, hosted by the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) and co-organised by German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Here are some of his reflections.

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NCEC Newsletter - July 2018

Welcome to the July edition of the NCEC newsletter. This issue is jampacked with the new CEFIC guidelines for chemical emergency response as well as the new poison centre notification (PCN) IT tools and we're also sharing a number of new resources.

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CEFIC publishes agreed guidelines for chemical emergency response

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has published a new set of guidelines for the supply and transport of hazardous materials to help chemical companies deliver best practice in telephone chemical emergency response. 

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Hazmat 2018 Roundup

2018’s Hazmat proved once again that it is THE premier event of the year for hazmat professionals. The annual conference brought together professionals from a broad spectrum of fire and rescue services, police and industry to discuss, network and share experiences of working on the front line of hazardous material response.

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