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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.

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Changes to Pocket Chemdata iOS app

iOS Chemdata App update now live on the App Store! Pocket Chemdata subscribers using iOS devices will now need to log in within the app to see their data. The old device code + activation key security model has been removed.  

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RADSAFE picks NCEC incident notification for radioactive material transport

UK mutual aid scheme RADSAFE has appointed NCEC, a subsidiary of Ricardo, to provide 24-hour incident notification to coordinate rapid response in the event of an incident involving radioactive materials.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

2017’s Hazmat event proved once again that it is THE premier event of the year for hazmat professionals. 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.

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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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