Occupational exposure limits

9 December 2019

Caroline Raine looks at occupational exposure limits (OELs), how they are implemented in the UK and what future legal requirements are likely to involve.

Poison centres — recent developments

29 November 2019

In this feature article Caroline Raine discusses the recent developments with regards to the forthcoming legal requirement to notify hazardous mixtures to poison centres. Caroline reminds us of the legal obligations introduced by the new Annex VIII to EC Regulation 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) and provides an update on the supporting information made available by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Compiling safety data sheets: REACH Annex II

29 November 2019

Caroline Raine discusses the forthcoming changes to safety data sheets following the draft publication of the REACH Annex II regulations. The draft regulations are currently undergoing consultation but are expected to be published soon and will require all safety data sheets to be updated by the end of December 2022.

REACH if there is “no deal”

23 September 2019

However politicians play their cards in the weeks ahead, preparations are being made across UK industry and the supporting regulatory sector for the possibility of an abrupt “hard” Brexit departure from the EU. This includes REACH, writes Jon Herbert.

Latest tools from ECHA on poison centres

15 August 2019

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses some of the recent developments surrounding the requirements to notify mixtures to poison centres. Caroline looks at some of the recent tools, the possible deadline extension and Member State implementation.

Conflict management in the laboratory

11 July 2019

In this article, Dr Lisa Bushby looks at what the laboratory manager can do to avoid and manage instances of conflict, and promote positive working.

Safe Use of Mixture Information

11 July 2019

In this special report, Christine Lepisto of Chemical Safety Consulting, Germany, explains the background to, and the development of, Safe Use of Mixtures Information (SUMIs) documents. She also discusses how they differ from workplace safety information cards, the time frames and the next steps.

Overview of GHS implementation in Asia

11 July 2019

In this special report Christine Lepisto of Chemical Safety Consulting, Germany, reviews the key issues for those Asia-Pacific countries that have adopted the GHS or are in the process of doing so.