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NCEC Newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the NCEC newsletter for 2019.This is a bumper issue that looks at the newly released ECHA submission portal for poison centres and includes some of the commonly asked questions about how poison centre regulations will be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We will discuss our company news and take a look at our forthcoming Hazmat conference along with our webinars.

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ECHA releases poison centres submission portal

ECHA have now released the long-awaited IT tools for the harmonised method of submitting poison centre notifications – the tool went live on 24 April 2019 and is now useable.

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Programme announced for Hazmat 2019

The programme of workshops and sessions has been announced for Hazmat 2019, the premier event for hazmat professionals. This two-day event is organised by the National Chemical Emergency centre (NCEC) and will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 15 and 16 May.

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Alkali metals

The elements in this far left-hand column of the table share physical and chemical properties, but the reactions become increasingly more energetic as we move down the group.

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NCEC celebrates 100th customer of Chinese partnership

Global provider of chemical emergency response adviceline services NCEC, is today celebrating its 100th customer going live in a landmark partnership with the Chinese National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC)

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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 12 April 2019.

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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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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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