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NCEC Newsletter – March 2020
6 Mar 2020

NCEC Newsletter – March 2020

NCEC's first newsletter of 2020 including how businesses can prepare for a pandemic, regulatory legislation updates over the coming year and an introduction to the members of our expanding crisis team. Read more
Hazmat 2020 – a sneak preview
28 Feb 2020

Hazmat 2020 – a sneak preview

With less than 3 months to go, find out what the Hazmat 2020 conference has in store for you. Read more
Meet our growing crisis team
27 Feb 2020

Meet our growing crisis team

Over the last year, Ricardo has grown its team of crisis management experts, who hold a total of 80 years industry-leading experience. The expertise within the team is broad and stems principally from international experience working in the public and private sectors. Read more
Nearly 60% of organisations need to improve their telephone emergency response arrangements
20 Feb 2020

Nearly 60% of organisations need to improve their telephone emergency response arrangements

Polling during our recent webinar ‘Best practice in telephone emergency response’ hosted in partnership with Cefic and BASF revealed that almost 60% of attendees thought they needed to make adjustments to their response provision. Read more
NCEC extends presence in North America
18 Feb 2020

NCEC extends presence in North America

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), part of Ricardo, is excited to announce that it will be extending its physical presence in North America to better support our customers in the region. Read more
Hazmat training at NCEC benefits emergency services
15 Feb 2020

Hazmat training at NCEC benefits emergency services

Recently, Nigel Blumire, NCEC’s lead hazmat trainer, delivered a hazmat training course to fire officers to help them prepare for incidents that they do not deal with on an everyday basis. Read the feedback that he received from the fire officers. Read more
ECHA launches SCIP database for substances of very high concern
14 Feb 2020

ECHA launches SCIP database for substances of very high concern

From 5 January 2021,ECHA will require companies to submit information on any SVHCs that are on the REACH Candidate List and are used in any complex products being placed on the EU market. This information will be entered into the SCIP database. Find out why this poses a new challenge to businesses. Read more
Crisis training and consultancy services go from strength to strength
12 Feb 2020

Crisis training and consultancy services go from strength to strength

Over the last few months, our crisis management team has been very busy delivering training, exercising and consultancy services to our ever-increasing client base. Read here to find out more. Read more
Environmental risks from SVHCs – a persistent challenge
12 Feb 2020

Environmental risks from SVHCs – a persistent challenge

PBT and vPvB substances might be added to the Candidate List of SVHCs in accordance with REACH Article 59 and is likely to lead to severe disruption for businesses with an interest in using them.   Read more
Are your safety data sheets compliant with classification and labelling obligations?
12 Feb 2020

Are your safety data sheets compliant with classification and labelling obligations?

ECHA's recent project to tackle non-compliance in the classification and labelling of mixtures revealed that 44% of hazardous mixtures are not compliant with classification and labelling obligations. Read more here. Read more
Which numbers are required on safety data sheets?
11 Feb 2020

Which numbers are required on safety data sheets?

What if the number on your SDS is not available 24/7 or is limited in its use? Who does your stakeholder contact in the case of an emergency? Read more
Revised workplace exposure limits enforced
9 Feb 2020

Revised workplace exposure limits enforced

Revised workplace exposure limits (WELs) came into force on 17 January 2020. They were introduced by the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (EU) 2017/2398 amending Directive 2004/37/EC. Find out more. Read more