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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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The importance of emergency telephone response

A recent call to NCEC highlighted the importance of having your own, or a 3rd party, emergency response number, which is staffed by trained chemists alongside a poison centre number. Here’s what happened…

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Globalchem congress and poison centres

It was great to see many of our customers at the Globalchem conference in Baltimore, which was organised by the American Chemistry Council and held at the start of March.

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NCEC to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three year contract to provide the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database

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Global Chemical Congress 2015 review

At the end of February NCEC held its first Global Chemical Congress event. The Congress brought together speakers from around the world including Argentina, the United States and China.

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