Employers asked to pay more under furlough scheme changes

29 May 2020

While the Government is currently paying 80% of workers' salaries up to £2500 a month for some 8.4 million workers under its furlough scheme, it has made clear that it cannot continue to provide this unprecedented level of support for an indefinite period.

Staffing and fatigue at COMAH sites during COVID-19

29 May 2020

The Health and Safety Executive has issued guidance on how to manage onshore major hazard establishments subject to the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 2015 during the coronavirus outbreak.

Poison centre In Brief publications

29 May 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published three in brief documents to help industry with the poison centre notification requirements.

Draft regulation amending article 25 of CLP

29 May 2020

The European Commission have published and are seeking views on the Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Article 25 of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards bespoke paints.

Draft Second Amendment to Annex VIII of CLP

29 May 2020

The European Commission have published and are seeking comments on the Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures in order to improve the workability of information requirements related to emergency health response accompanied by an Annex. This is the second amendment to Annex VIII of CLP, otherwise known as poison centres.

Poison Centre Guidance Document updated

29 May 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published the updated Guidance on Harmonised Information Relating to Health Emergency Response - Annex VIII to CLP, namely poison centres. This is version 3 that was published in May 2020 and it contains guidance relating to the first amendment of the regulations.