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NCEC to provide emergency response during America’s Cup

The UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will provide chemical emergency response during the 35th America’s Cup yacht race,held over the 26 May - 19 June 2017 in Bermuda.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Final Annex VIII to CLP imminent

Caroline Raine of the NCEC reports back from the European Commission’s poison centre workshop in Brussels.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Update to poison centre regulations

EU Member States have voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposals to harmonise how chemical companies will submit product information to poison centres in Europe.

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What does best practice mean to industry?

Chemical companies play critical roles in developing best practice in risk mitigation and crisis management - with industry initiatives such as Responsible Care demonstrating this drive to continually improve protection for people and the environment.

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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution

Last year a chemical supplier and a logistics company were both prosecuted following an HSE investigation into a transport incident involving a lorry carrying potassium hydroxide.

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