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Adler and Allan partners with NCEC to bolster chemical response capability
15 Apr 2021

Adler and Allan partners with NCEC to bolster chemical response capability

NCEC's Hazmat Academy team recently provided hazardous materials (hazmat) training for Adler and Allan's employees. The training was equal to that given to the emergency responders from the fire and rescue service. Read more
Poison centre notifications are more than just a regulatory requirement – an example of how a detailed notification helps in the real world
7 Apr 2021

Poison centre notifications are more than just a regulatory requirement – an example of how a detailed notification helps in the real world

When a product not meant for human consumption was swallowed by an end user, detailed poison centre notification of this product helped protect the end user’s safety and the company's reputation.  Read more
The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021 is now available
31 Mar 2021

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021 is now available

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021 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. Read more
NCEC launches Hazmat Academy providing vital hazmat training solutions
4 Mar 2021

NCEC launches Hazmat Academy providing vital hazmat training solutions

NCEC has launched a hazardous materials (hazmat) training solution – Hazmat Academy – which provides off-the-shelf and bespoke training, delivered either in person, via distance learning or a combination of both. Read more
Why should a trained chemical expert answer your emergency incident call?
25 Feb 2021

Why should a trained chemical expert answer your emergency incident call?

When a chemical incident occurs, an organisation’s people, assets, reputation and bottom line are at risk. At such a time, is it enough to have an in-house employee reading from a safety data sheet (SDS) to find out what to do? Read more
Cancellation of Hazmat 2021
5 Feb 2021

Cancellation of Hazmat 2021

With the continuing situation regarding COVID-19 – and with the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and NCEC and venue staff being our top priority – we have taken the decision to cancel Hazmat 2021.  Read more
REACH Annex II updates came into force in January 2021
6 Jan 2021

REACH Annex II updates came into force in January 2021

The UK will not be adopting amendment (EU) 2020/878 to Annex II after 31 December 2020. This means that current SDSs will not be compliant for UK REACH and EU REACH. Find out what businesses must do to remain compliant. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – December 2020
23 Dec 2020

NCEC Newsletter – December 2020

In this edition, we're highlighting how you can remain REACH and poison centre compliant and continue preparing for Brexit after 31 December. We also look at the importance of testing your emergency response provider and the importance of recovery and rehabilitation in the face of COVID-19. Read more
NCEC can support British based companies to comply with poison centre obligations after Brexit transition deadline
22 Dec 2020

NCEC can support British based companies to comply with poison centre obligations after Brexit transition deadline

Find out how NCEC can support organisations to comply with poison centre notifications after Brexit transition deadline. Read more
NCEC led peer-reviewed paper captures the latest developments in environmental persistence assessment of chemicals
15 Dec 2020

NCEC led peer-reviewed paper captures the latest developments in environmental persistence assessment of chemicals

Persistence assessment is highly complex, technically challenging and poorly predictable, and yet the outcomes of these assessments can make or break a product. This paper provides an exemplary case study of persistence assessments under European regulatory frameworks. Read more
Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period
8 Dec 2020

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
Annex VIII second amendment – workability solutions
1 Dec 2020

Annex VIII second amendment – workability solutions

The purpose of this article is to provide clarity on the solutions provided by the second amendment to Annex VIII of CLP for concerns raised by construction, paints and petroleum industries. Read more