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NCEC Newsletter – August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the NCEC newsletter. 
We look at the latest emergency response and crisis management, expert articles in the regulatory and training industry, company news and also look at upcoming events and training courses. 

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Gaseous hazards – chemical emergencies and the perils of gases

This article discusses the importance of gas detection in relation to identifying the nature and scale of any gas release, and how this applies to chemical incidents.

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Business continuity: a force for leadership development

Read as our senior crisis management consultant discusses how crisis management impacts business continuity.

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Poison Centre Annex VIII Member State Implementation plans

In this article, we explore the current status of the implementation of Annex VIII across the EU Member States.

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Q&A with Caroline Raine

Caroline Raine gives some advice for companies that need to comply with the new poison centre notification requirements.

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Hazmat round up 2019

2019’s Hazmat proved once again that it is THE premier event of the year for hazmat professionals. This year’s conference returned to the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon on 15 and 16 May and featured a total of 16 different parallel sessions.

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First experience at SETAC

Read here to find out David Brown's (regulatory consultant) first hand experience of the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) annual conference 2019. 

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cefic level 1 response – helping to resolve chemical incidents quickly and safely

Chemicals will always present a hazard and incidents will always be a reality within the chemical industry. If you think your arrangements could be improved or if you would like to investigate what an improvement might look like, then read this blog.

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NCEC Newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the NCEC newsletter for 2019.This is a bumper issue that looks at the newly released ECHA submission portal for poison centres and includes some of the commonly asked questions about how poison centre regulations will be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We will discuss our company news and take a look at our forthcoming Hazmat conference along with our webinars.

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ECHA releases poison centres submission portal

ECHA have now released the long-awaited IT tools for the harmonised method of submitting poison centre notifications – the tool went live on 24 April 2019 and is now useable.

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Programme announced for Hazmat 2019

The programme of workshops and sessions has been announced for Hazmat 2019, 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 15 and 16 May.

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Alkali metals

The elements in this far left-hand column of the table share physical and chemical properties, but the reactions become increasingly more energetic as we move down the group.

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