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Why your sustainability strategy needs a chemist on call
29 May 2018

Why your sustainability strategy needs a chemist on call

When we talk about chemical emergency response we, understandably, focus on the importance of providing immediate advice to prevent harm to people and the environment. What is also undestimated is how emergency response also supports corporate sustainability. Read more
ECHA releases new tools to overhaul how businesses submit information to poison centres
18 May 2018

ECHA releases new tools to overhaul how businesses submit information to poison centres

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a suite of IT tools for businesses to build systems to notify information on hazardous mixtures to appointed bodies and poison centres. Read more
Programme announced for Hazmat 2018
27 Mar 2018

Programme announced for Hazmat 2018

The programme of workshops and sessions has been announced for Hazmat 2018, the premier event for hazmat professionals. This two-day event is organised by the National Chemical Emergency centre (NCEC) and will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 23 and 24 May. Read more
France sets 01 January 2018 as poison centre notification deadline for businesses without RGS** certificate
26 Feb 2018

France sets 01 January 2018 as poison centre notification deadline for businesses without RGS** certificate

The National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases has announced that, as of the 01 January 2018, it will only accept notifications to poison centres in France submitted by organisations that have been granted a valid RGS** certificate and which notify through the ‘Declaration Synapse’ web-portal.  Read more
Changes to the 59th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
19 Feb 2018

Changes to the 59th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the latest edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) which came into force on 1st Janaury 2018. Caroline Raine, NCEC's regulatory expert, outlines some of those changes and also what we can expect from 2019. Read more
Financial Times recognises Ricardo Energy & Environment as leader in sustainability
25 Jan 2018

Financial Times recognises Ricardo Energy & Environment as leader in sustainability

Ricardo Energy & Environment, part of global engineering company Ricardo, has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading management consultants for 2018 by the Financial Times. Read more
Dangers of latest internet challenge
15 Jan 2018

Dangers of latest internet challenge

The internet has long encouraged some strange behaviour with memes, trends and challenges going viral, such as the ice-bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge, the mannequin challenge and planking. However, the need to surpass previous challenges always had the potential to reach dangerous heights. Read more
ECHA releases update on feasibility study into one-stop poison centre notification portal
10 Jan 2018

ECHA releases update on feasibility study into one-stop poison centre notification portal

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has voted to create an opt-in poison centre notification portal, which could harmonise how some EU Member States accept notifications to poison centres. Read more
Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period
21 Dec 2017

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
New Zealand update on supply regulation
24 Oct 2017

New Zealand update on supply regulation

From the 1st December 2017 changes to the way hazardous substances are managed in New Zealand will come into effect.   Read more
Poison centre update – fees and enforcement across Europe on the rise
19 Oct 2017

Poison centre update – fees and enforcement across Europe on the rise

In this poison centre update, we discuss the impact of Italy’s new poison centre fees and what Spain’s exemptions for industrial mixtures could mean for your business  Read more
Chemdata® licences donated to help train Bosnian firefighters
18 Sep 2017

Chemdata® licences donated to help train Bosnian firefighters

Earlier this year, NCEC donated licences of its world-leading chemical hazard database, Chemdata, to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) as part of a relief mission to Cazin in North West Bosnia starting on 18 August. Read more