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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 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
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
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