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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 - part 2

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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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution - part 1

In October 2015 The Crown Prosecution Service stated that it was illegal to ride self-balancing two-wheeled scooters - commonly known as ‘hoverboards’ - anywhere other than on private land. However, this restriction only helped to fuel demand and shortly after more and more devices were being imported into the UK, Europe and North America.

 

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European Commission’s new draft amendments review

On Thursday 11 February 2016, the European Commission published its first draft amendments to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) regulations for public consultation.

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The value of proportionate advice

With the chemical industry expanding into new regions across the world, chemical supply chains are now wider than ever. When responding to chemical incidents, fire services must be prepared to encounter a growing number of potentially hazardous substances, each with their own bespoke handling procedures.

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Selling chemical products into France or Spain?

Are you selling chemical products into France or Spain? We present a Guide to the upcoming deadline for French and Spanish poison centre registration.

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