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Pioneering research to improve persistence assessment of substances – NCEC to work with Cefic on ECO52
27 Apr 2020

Pioneering research to improve persistence assessment of substances – NCEC to work with Cefic on ECO52

NCEC is pleased to announce that it will be working on a project with Cefic as part of their Long-range Research Initiative programme (Cefic-LRI). Read more
Have you submitted your registration dossier for nanomaterials?
22 Apr 2020

Have you submitted your registration dossier for nanomaterials?

As of 24 February 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had received only 10% of the registration dossiers for nanomaterials that had been expected. Have you submitted yours? Read more
NCEC’s update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
17 Apr 2020

NCEC’s update on coronavirus (COVID-19)

On 16 April, the UK Government announced that the lockdown due to COVID-19 will be extended by at least a further 3 weeks. As a result, we wanted to provide an update on how we at NCEC are keeping your emergency response provision and our other services functioning at the normal level of excellence, while ensuring the wellbeing of our staff. Read more
NCEC’s best practice guidance note on COVID-19 for UK fire and rescue services
8 Apr 2020

NCEC’s best practice guidance note on COVID-19 for UK fire and rescue services

This guidance note provides information for fire and rescue service (FRS) personnel who may be exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) while carrying out their duties. Read more
Why should tank terminals review their emergency response preparedness?
30 Mar 2020

Why should tank terminals review their emergency response preparedness?

Managing Director of ener8 limited, Rudi Stalmans, talks about why tank terminals should review their emergency preparedness. Read more
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
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
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