Feature Articles

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 ADR, IMDG and 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.

Cost of non-compliance in the supply and transport of chemicals and dangerous goods

20 September 2018

Caroline Raine discusses the cost of non-compliance in the supply and transport of chemicals and dangerous goods.

PPE: new Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and handling chemicals

30 August 2018

Gordon Tranter discusses the relevance of the new EU Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation 2016/425 to those handling chemicals.

Poison centres toolkit — new legal requirements to notify to poison centres

28 August 2018

Why do you need to notify your mixtures to poison centres?

Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) prohibition notices 2017

15 August 2018

Caroline Raine discusses the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) prohibition notices issued in 2017 and highlights common mistakes that are made by those transporting dangerous goods.

The life-changing risks of ototoxic chemicals

14 August 2018

Ototoxic chemicals — substances which can harm hearing, even in the absence of noise levels — carry risks which can be under-acknowledged, but are associated with often life-changing effects related to hearing loss. Vicky Powell sets out the case for why employers and workers need to be better informed about this issue.

Poison centres — recent developments

9 August 2018

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).

PEACE be with you: effective accident investigation interviews

1 August 2018

Conducting interviews after an accident or incident can be a daunting prospect, not least without a logical and structured framework to orientate the investigation process. Mike Sopp delves into the process by focusing on a particular technique which continues to be the cornerstone of interviewing today.

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