Latest tools from ECHA on poison centres

21 February 2020

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.

Poison centres: regulations

21 February 2020

Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures added an Annex on harmonised information relating to emergency health response. In this article, Caroline Raine reviews the key changes.

Road Derogations

21 February 2020

Road Derogations made available by the DfT for those transporting dangerous goods in the UK are discussed by Caroline Raine focusing on 2, 4, 11, 12, 13 and 15.

Supporting early childhood trauma

21 February 2020

Adversity and trauma can have a long-lasting impact on children’s mental health and their relationships with other people in their lives. Young children may not be able to verbalise their feelings but can still be seriously affected by traumatic events or experiences, and early intervention is key. Elizabeth Walker looks at how nurseries can identify the signs and symptoms of early childhood trauma and support the children in their care.

Poison centres — recent developments

21 February 2020

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).

The future UK-EU relationship

20 February 2020

The UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU on 31 January 2020 and is now in a transition period that will end on 31st December 2020. The UK and EU can jointly agree to an extension before 1 July 2020 to extend the transition period for up to one or two years’ but the UK Government has made it clear that it will not seek an extension. The two parties must therefore negotiate a future relationship by the end of 2020, building on the framework set out in the Political Declaration.

Every little helps

19 February 2020

The world is facing a variety of environmental challenges during this decade, says Iris Cepero.

Fedex fined £533k for reversing forklift injury

19 February 2020

Courier firm Fedex has been fined after its failure to segregate workplace transport and pedestrians at its business park in Staffordshire ended in serious injuries to one of its employees.