GHS revision 8 — expected changes

30 January 2019

In this feature Caroline Raine discusses the changes being brought into the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) revision 8. The UN GHS Purple Book is updated every two years and the eighth revised edition of GHS (GHS Rev 8) is expected to be published later in 2019.

Emergency action codes — 2019 changes

15 January 2019

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses the 2019 changes to the emergency action codes (EACs) as a result of the new 2019 version of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

Classification of titanium dioxide

28 December 2018

Caroline Raine explores the recent discussion and considerations into the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and whether it should be classified as a carcinogen.

Forthcoming changes to the transport of dangerous goods regulations — Part 2

6 December 2018

In this article, Caroline Raine discusses the forthcoming changes to the transport of dangerous goods regulations. This article follows on from Part 1 where the main changes to European Agreement concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) were outlined. Part 2 looks at each mode in more detail. Please remember to read the regulations in full rather than relying on this update.

Forthcoming changes to the transport of dangerous goods regulations — Part 1

29 November 2018

In this article, Caroline Raine discusses the forthcoming changes to the transport of dangerous goods regulations. The main changes to European Agreement concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) are covered but please remember to read the regulations in full rather than relying on this update. This article concentrates on the changes across the modes, Caroline will discuss the mode specific changes in Part 2 of this article.

Brexit and impact on chemicals industry: an update

9 October 2018

Following the recent technical publications published by the Government in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, Caroline Raine discusses the potential impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on future chemical regulations and the chemicals industry in general.