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Poison centre consumer-use deadline has been extended
14 Jan 2020

Poison centre consumer-use deadline has been extended

The amendment extending the first poison centre deadline by a year making it the 1 January 2021 for consumer use mixtures has now been published. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – December 2019
9 Dec 2019

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. Read more
Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period
3 Dec 2019

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. Read more
How will Brexit impact NCEC?
3 Dec 2019

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. Read more
Assessing your emergency medical and chemical response needs
27 Nov 2019

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. Read more
Nanomaterials and nanoforms – the new requirements of compliance
8 Oct 2019

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.  Read more
NCEC Newsletter – August 2019
14 Aug 2019

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.  Read more
Industry lobbies for amendement to Annex VIII
5 Aug 2019

Industry lobbies for amendement to Annex VIII

Industry have been lobbying for an amendment to Annex VIII and the amendment was discussed at CARACL, where there were no major objections. Read here to find out what this amendement could mean for poison centre notification deadlines. Read more
Gaseous hazards – chemical emergencies and the perils of gases
30 Jul 2019

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. Read more
Q&A with Caroline Raine
22 Jul 2019

Q&A with Caroline Raine

Caroline Raine gives some advice for companies that need to comply with the new poison centre notification requirements. Read more
Poison Centre Annex VIII Member State Implementation plans
22 Jul 2019

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. Read more
Hazmat round up 2019
26 Jun 2019

Hazmat round up 2019

2019’s Hazmat proved once again that it is THE premier event of the year for hazmat professionals. This year’s conference returned to the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon on 15 and 16 May and featured a total of 16 different parallel sessions. Read more