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Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance
7 Jun 2022

Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance

The Swedish Chemicals Agency have highlighted that non-compliance with their rules, which go beyond the harmonised notifications to ECHA, carry the penalty of a criminal offence.    Read more
How can you remain compliant with GB and EU Biocidal Product Regulations (BPR)?
19 Apr 2022

How can you remain compliant with GB and EU Biocidal Product Regulations (BPR)?

Organisations that manufacture or import biocidal products must have a valid biocidal product authorisation before placing the product on the market. To help businesses navigate the requirements for biocidal products authorisation in the EU and GB, NCEC has created a comprehensive Biocidal Product Regulation Compliance Report. Read more
Future-proof your product portfolio with NCEC’s horizon scanning and compliance reporting tool
12 Apr 2022

Future-proof your product portfolio with NCEC’s horizon scanning and compliance reporting tool

NCEC has launched a horizon scanning and compliance reporting tool offering a substance inventory check against global regulatory lists. Organisations in the healthcare and product manufacturing industries have already started taking advantage of NCEC’s new tool. Read more
How to identify if an emergency response service provides advice or just information.
25 Mar 2022

How to identify if an emergency response service provides advice or just information.

When it comes to telephone emergency response services, a lot of people don’t know the difference between advice and information. Many emergency response providers don’t offer advice, which is fundamental to the quality of support a caller receives at the scene of an incident. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – March 2022
16 Mar 2022

NCEC Newsletter – March 2022

In this edition, we inform you about the latest changes to chemical regulations, including the adoption of EU CLP Annex VIII in Great Britain. We also take a look at how Level 1 telephone emergency response can support the UN sustainability goals. Read more
Four new substances added to ECHA’s Candidate List
15 Mar 2022

Four new substances added to ECHA’s Candidate List

The Candidate List now contains 223 SVHCs due to their effects on humans and the environment. Companies that are manufacturing or importing products in the EU now have a legal obligation to ensure that none of their mixtures, articles or substances contain items included on the List. Find out what you need to do remain compliant. Read more
Want to talk hazmat? Join us at Interschutz 2022 and find out more about our Hazmat Academy
15 Mar 2022

Want to talk hazmat? Join us at Interschutz 2022 and find out more about our Hazmat Academy

We will be showcasing our hazardous materials training platform, the Hazmat Academy, at Interschutz 2022 (Hall 12 Stand B62). Read more
Developing non-technical skills in emergency response
21 Feb 2022

Developing non-technical skills in emergency response

After reviewing training requirements of more than 800 learners, experts at the Hazmat Academy, NCEC’s training platform, have found that there is still a lack of focus on developing and practising non-technical skills. Find out more on how you develop your non-technical skillset. Read more
5 steps to ensure your telephone emergency response service meets best practice guidelines
21 Feb 2022

5 steps to ensure your telephone emergency response service meets best practice guidelines

In the face of an emerging chemical emergency, it is vital you receive clear, immediate, and actionable advice when calling your telephone emergency response service. Here are five key steps to help you review, implement and maintain best practices in Level 1 emergency response — whether handled in-house or outsourced to a third-party supplier. Read more
Hazmat Academy announces its 2022 emergency response course schedule
21 Feb 2022

Hazmat Academy announces its 2022 emergency response course schedule

NCEC’s training platform, the Hazmat Academy, has announced the schedule for this year’s emergency response courses. The team continue to provide free tools to help responders be safe, effective, competent and confident during their response to a hazmat incident. They are also working to increase the range of courses available. Read more
Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals with level 1 telephone emergency response best practice
2 Feb 2022

Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals with level 1 telephone emergency response best practice

Telephone emergency response is about more than compliance. It is a powerful means to support important sustainability frameworks and other interlinking sustainability strategies. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – December 2021
16 Dec 2021

NCEC Newsletter – December 2021

In this edition, we're highlighting our partnership with Ouray and a multitude of changes to the regulatory landscape. Read more