What's New

Cefic and CIA briefing note on REACH and Brexit — updated

14 February 2019

Cefic, the European Chemicals Industry Council and the CIA, the UK chemical Industries Association, have published a briefing note to support and prepare businesses, setting out practical considerations to maintain trade post-Brexit.

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code (EAC) List 2019 published

14 February 2019

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has produced the new Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code (EAC) List 2019 in co-operation with the UK Home Office.

New marine shipping notice MSN 1879 and 1894

14 February 2019

The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published a new marine shipping notice MSN 1879 (M) Directive (EU) 2016/1629 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels.

Heavy vehicles needing an annual test for the first time

14 February 2019

Some heavy goods vehicles lost their test exemption in May 2018 and came into the scope.

Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

14 February 2019

Directive (EU) 2019/130 amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work has been published. It comes into force on 20 February 2019, with a two-year implementation period.

Substitution of hazardous substances: new resources

14 February 2019

Enshrined in EU and UK law, the best way to reduce risk from hazardous substances is elimination or substitution.

Amazon to start charging for dangerous goods shipments

14 February 2019

Amazon will start charging for dangerous goods shipments.

Modelling exposure to carcinogens based on telephone survey responses

14 February 2019

Cancer is an important cause of occupational diseases and work-related deaths in the EU, so it is important for employers and health and safety practitioners to reduce or even eliminate work-related factors likely or known to contribute to it, such as exposure to carcinogens.

Employee injured during drum cutting with oxy-acetylene

14 February 2019

Rygor Commercials Ltd, a commercial vehicle dealer of Westbury has been fined after an agency worker lost his leg from the knee down when an oil drum he was cutting up using oxy-acetylene gas cutting equipment exploded.

ECHA publishes new no-deal guidance

11 February 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published new guidance on Brexit and the event of a no-deal scenario.