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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
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
Poison centre consumer-use deadline has been extended
14 Jan 2020

Poison centre consumer-use deadline has been extended

The amendment extending the first poison centre deadline by a year making it the 1 January 2021 for consumer use mixtures has now been published. Read more
NCEC welcomes hazmat expert Ed Sullivan
9 Dec 2019

NCEC welcomes hazmat expert Ed Sullivan

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) is pleased to announce that Ed Sullivan has recently joined the team in a new role as the Hazmat Lead. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – December 2019
9 Dec 2019

NCEC Newsletter – December 2019

Welcome to the final edition of the NCEC newsletter for 2019. In this edition, we're highlighting regulatory changes coming in 2020 and how to continue preparing for Brexit after 31 January. We also introduce the newest member of our growing crisis team and  you can find out who will be on the other end of the phone during the festive period. Read more
How will Brexit impact NCEC?
3 Dec 2019

How will Brexit impact NCEC?

In this article, we outline what NCEC has done to maintain service delivery post Brexit, across the three main business areas of emergency response, regulatory compliance and crisis management. Read more
Assessing your emergency medical and chemical response needs
27 Nov 2019

Assessing your emergency medical and chemical response needs

If a person is exposed to your product, will they need immediate hospital treatment? If so, does calling a poison centre help or hinder the treatment for that person? Read more to find what difference does medical and/or chemical response make to someone calling your organisation for help. Read more
Nanomaterials and nanoforms – the new requirements of compliance
8 Oct 2019

Nanomaterials and nanoforms – the new requirements of compliance

The 1 January 2020 deadline is looming for the implementation of the amended Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) information requirements for nanomaterials. The characterisation of nanomaterials is key to you understanding your obligations.  Read more