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NCEC Newsletter – October 2020
2 Oct 2020

NCEC Newsletter – October 2020

In this edition, we're taking a look at Brexit and its impact on REACH and poison centres, updates to REACH Annex II and to Member States accepting harmonised poison centre notifications and what the SCIP database means for businesses. We also discuss the resources we can offer your organisation to maintain resilience in the face of COVID-19. Read more
Poison centres Annex VIII August and September 2020 round-up
30 Sep 2020

Poison centres Annex VIII August and September 2020 round-up

Find out which Member States are ready to accept poison centre notifications through ECHA's harmonised portal. Read more
REACH Annex II updates come into force from January 2021
10 Sep 2020

REACH Annex II updates come into force from 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
Defra updates guidance on how to comply with REACH chemical regulations from 1 January 2021
8 Sep 2020

Defra updates guidance on how to comply with REACH chemical regulations from 1 January 2021

Anyone making, selling or distributing chemicals in the UK and the EU needs to follow UK REACH and EU REACH rules from 1 Jan 2021. Read DEFRA's full announcement here. Read more
Environmental persistence – why chemical biodegradability is taking centre-stage in a greener Europe
3 Sep 2020

Environmental persistence – why chemical biodegradability is taking centre-stage in a greener Europe

What challenges do the 'very persistent chemicals' bring to your business? Find out more about the new developments and how should organisations respond to it. Read more
A lesson in why you should test your emergency response systems
2 Sep 2020

A lesson in why you should test your emergency response systems

This guest blog was written by a member of the Rotterdam fire service, in conjunction with the Cefic Intervention in Chemical transport Emergency (ICE) programme of which NCEC is a part. Read more
Poison centres Annex VIII July 2020 round-up
31 Jul 2020

Poison centres Annex VIII July 2020 round-up

Find out which Member States are ready to accept poison centre notifications through ECHA's harmonised portal. Read more
Are compliant safety data sheets enough to prepare your organisation for a chemical incident?
28 Jul 2020

Are compliant safety data sheets enough to prepare your organisation for a chemical incident?

Many organisations look at their compliance risk first when it comes to emergency response. However, should an incident occur, is the information in a SDS enough? Find out in this blog. Read more
Changes proposed to poison centre notifications – draft regulations for amendments to Annex VIII and Article 25 of CLP now published
26 May 2020

Changes proposed to poison centre notifications – draft regulations for amendments to Annex VIII and Article 25 of CLP now published

European Commission has proposed new amendments to Annex VIII of CLP regarding emergency health response and bespoke paints. This is the second amendment to Annex VIII of CLP, otherwise known as poison centres. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – May 2020
19 May 2020

NCEC Newsletter – May 2020

In this edition, we're taking a look at the resources we can offer your organisation to help thrive under COVID-19. We will be then reporting on updates to some of the regulatory legislation deadlines and the SCIP database prototype. Read more
Adapting in an uncertain world
15 May 2020

Adapting in an uncertain world

Our crisis management experts recently contributed to the Crisis Response Journal with their views on how planning assumptions can be used to help organisations prepare effective forecasts and start scenario planning for an uncertain future. Read more
ECHA releases SCIP database prototype
12 May 2020

ECHA releases SCIP database prototype

ECHA has now released the first prototype of the SCIP database. If your organisation places any article/complex product on the market containing any SVHC, then please read more to find out how you can prepare for this upcoming deadline. Read more