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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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Overcoming regulatory barriers: challenges in Asia

In early November, the UK National Chemical Emergency Centre’s (NCEC) Rich Davey travelled to China and the Philippines to deliver presentations on the regulatory challenges facing the chemical industry in the Far East.

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The Tianjin Explosion

Nearly 2 months have passed since the Tianjin incident that had a significant impact not only locally, but on the supply chain of global companies.

In this blog we assess and evaluate what impact it has had and what do companies need to do in order to learn from this tragic event.

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10 days, 3 countries - NCEC tours South East Asia

Chemical Supply Chains are global. So to support manufacturers, distributors and emergency responders across the world, NCEC will spend the next week travelling through South East Asia and Australia, sharing best practice with our clients and stakeholders.

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Presenting world leading 24 hour emergency response tools at dangerous goods transport seminar, Malaysia

The UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will demonstrate the importance of 24 hour emergency response at the ‘ Seminar on Road Chemical Emergency Response’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 29, 2015.

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Update for Spanish poison centre

Complying with CLP is not always straightforward and NCEC is frequently contacted for advice by companies trying to understand their obligations. For companies interested in the Spanish market, things have just become a little easier and those struggling to comply with CLP can take heart in the fact that governments are facing challenges implementing CLP as well.

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Developing national hazardous materials guidance for fire and rescue services

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has selected the NCEC's emergency response manager, Dan Haggarty, to help produce new national guidance for firefighters responding to incidents involving hazardous materials.

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Update from 17th CARACAL meeting

NCEC joined lead contractor AMEC in the presentation of the results of the Study to assess costs and benefits of data harmonisation for Poison Centres, which was run on behalf of the EU Commission.

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