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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.

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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.

 

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NCEC Newsletter - December 2017

Welcome to the December edition of the NCEC Welcome to the December edition of the NCEC newsletter which I bring to you from the warmer sunnier climes of New Zealand!

This month we're highlighting the need for a Freephone emergency number in New Zealand, what we are doing to comply with GDPR and we are also sharing the results of our 2017 customer survey.

 

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NCEC Newsletter - October 2017

Welcome to the October 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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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.  

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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 

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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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