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NCEC Newsletter - July 2017
6 Jul 2017

NCEC Newsletter - July 2017

Welcome to the July edition of the NCEC newsletter where we bring you the latest chemical emergency response and regulatory compliance news from around the world. I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and if there is anything you would like us to feature in future issues, then please feel free to get in touch. Read more
Change to NCEC's Carechem 24 emergency telephone number in Vietnam
17 Jun 2017

Change to NCEC's Carechem 24 emergency telephone number in Vietnam

Early in 2017, the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam commenced a plan to change the majority of local area codes within the country.  The changes will affect calls placed both within country and internationally. Read more
Deadline to notify mixtures with Spanish poison centre unchanged following consultation
14 Jun 2017

Deadline to notify mixtures with Spanish poison centre unchanged following consultation

The deadline for businesses to notify their products with the Spanish poison centre has NOT been extended following the deadline on June 01, 2017. All businesses with mixtures classified for their health or physical effects on the market in Spain are encouraged to notify immediately. Read more
Hazmat 2017: A decade at the forefront of hazmat response best practice and innovation
1 Jun 2017

Hazmat 2017: A decade at the forefront of hazmat response best practice and innovation

Attracting the most delegates in the event’s 10-year history, the annual conference brought together professionals from a broad spectrum of fire services, police and industry to discuss, network and share experiences of working on the front line of hazardous material response. Read more
NCEC hosts ICE meeting
22 May 2017

NCEC hosts ICE meeting

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will host the 2017 Intervention in Chemical Transport Emergencies (ICE) meeting in the UK on 23 May 2017 – bringing together national ICE centres from across Europe to review and discuss industry best practice for the transport of hazardous goods. Read more
Deadline to notify with Spanish poison centre
15 May 2017

Deadline to notify with Spanish poison centre

Businesses that place mixtures with a health or physical effect classification on the market in Spain should act fast to register their products with the Spanish poison centre before the 1 June 2017 deadline. Read more
Final Annex VIII to CLP published
23 Mar 2017

Final Annex VIII to CLP published

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has learned that the European Commission has today published the long awaited piece of legislation relating to poison centres. Read more
Final Annex VIII to CLP imminent
2 Feb 2017

Final Annex VIII to CLP imminent

Caroline Raine of the NCEC reports back from the European Commission’s poison centre workshop in Brussels. Read more
ADR 2017 - key changes
1 Jan 2017

ADR 2017 - key changes

The latest updated version of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2017) came into force on 1st January 2017. Read more
A Compliance Christmas Carol
19 Dec 2016

A Compliance Christmas Carol

The NCEC team is proud to have made a charitable donation to Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA). BWA is a wonderful charity local to our Head Office in Harwell, UK, which provides support to women and victims of domestic abuse in the Berkshire area. Read more
Lithium batteries - changes to IATA regulations
17 Nov 2016

Lithium batteries - changes to IATA regulations

In a world where technology is continually advancing, we are seeing more and more products that contain lithium batteries flood the market. Read more
Tool for poison centres launched by EU Commission
17 Nov 2016

Tool for poison centres launched by EU Commission

As part of its recent updates to poison centre requirements in Europe, the European Commission has launched a new online tool for chemical companies to generate Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) alphanumeric codes to include on all products classified for their health or physical effect in Europe. Read more