Compiling safety data sheets: REACH Annex II

25 May 2022

Caroline Raine discusses the forthcoming changes to safety data sheets following the publication of the REACH Annex II regulations (2020/878). The regulations were published in July and will require all safety data sheets to be updated by the end of December 2022. It will apply from 1 January 2021.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

25 May 2022

In this feature Caroline Raine gives us an overview of the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and lets us know what we should be expecting.

Classification of titanium dioxide

25 May 2022

Caroline Raine explores the discussions, considerations and history into the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and the controversial decision to classify it as a carcinogen.

Chemical database

7 April 2022

The Croner-i chemicals database contains over 110,000 chemicals records which are collated into single, comprehensive reference chemical charts. It is continually reviewed and frequently updated.

Expanding personal protective equipment (PPE) responsibilities

25 March 2022

From 6 April 2022, employer and employee duties to provide, maintain, store, and use PPE will not change but are being extended to include limb (b) workers who carry out services in person as part of someone else's business. Interim guidance to the regulation changes is available online. Jon Herbert reports.

Transport changes ADR 2023

16 March 2022

In this feature, Caroline Raine outlines the changes that are likely to be introduced in ADR 2023. These are just the draft changes expected and won’t be confirmed until later in the year. Many of the changes included derive from the 22nd revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, there are many others specific to road transport.

Croner-i Chemical-inform legal register

9 March 2022

While there is no legal requirement to have a legal register, companies often use them as part of management systems aligned with international standards. Caroline Raine explains what a legal register is and how it can be a practical tool that improves efficiency and helps to reduce costly mistakes.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

4 March 2022

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Living with Covid — what this means for the workplace

26 February 2022

Throughout the pandemic the Government introduced various rules and regulations for the public to follow to keep them as safe as possible from the impacts of Covid-19. Such measures included the requirement to self-isolate if displaying symptoms of Covid, returned a positive Covid test or identified as a close contact of a positive case, as well as the provision of free testing and vaccines, and support payments to individuals and businesses.