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Category: Biocides

One Day Seminar on Biocidal Products Regulation – Liverpool, 24 February 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) will be holding a one-day seminar to provide an overview and guidance, via a series of presentations and interactive sessions, on general aspects of the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) EU 528/2012 and the UK National Legislation COPR.

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CRD event: Biocide Chemistry Workshop – York, 22 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Workshop focusing on key areas of the chemistry risk assessment for biocides. Aim of event will be to provide training and guidance, via presentations and practical workshops, on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under the new regulation 528/2012. Apply by 24 September 2015.

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COPR product approvals – August 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Products granted by HSE under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) in August 2015, and amendments to existing approvals.

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Coatings firm in court for legionella failings

Friday, August 28, 2015

An international engineering firm, which refurbishes turbine blades, has been fined for failing to manage the risk to public and employees to potentially fatal legionella bacteria. 

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EU Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) – In-situ generation

Friday, August 14, 2015

Information on the provisions, including transitional measures, for in-situ generated active substances under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR).

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UKNSG – Working safely with Nanomaterials: an update – London, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Event sees launch of the revised guidance ‘Working Safely with Nanomaterials’ and leading experts and practitioners in nanosafety will provide an update on most recent knowledge, methods and techniques for working safely with nanomaterials in laboratories.

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Government agrees high level principles for rodenticides stewardship regimes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A cross-government ‘Oversight Group’ has agreed a set of high-level principles to assist industry in developing stewardship regimes to control the use of rodenticides.

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HSE jobs – Graduate Opportunity – Regulatory Scientists

Friday, July 17, 2015

We require a number of ambitious scientific officers to join our Chemicals Regulation Directorate, working on the front line of the regulation of biocides, pesticides, and chemicals. Play your part in protecting human health and the environment from these substances. Close date for applications, 23 August 2015.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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HSE jobs – Regulatory Science Specialists: Biocides & Pesticides (CRD)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Posts are within the Biocides & Pesticides Branches of the Health and Safety Executive’s, Chemicals Regulations Directorate. Close date for applications – 25 January 2015.

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HSE jobs – Scientific & Higher Scientific Officers (CRD)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Various posts available within Chemicals Regulation Directorate these include; Regulatory Chemists, Occupational & Non-Dietary Exposure scientists, Toxicologists, Environmental Fate and Behaviour Specialists, Efficacy Specialists and Ecotoxicologists. Close date for applications – 25 January 2015.

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New COMAH Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Delivery Guide

Monday, January 5, 2015

A new Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Inspection Delivery Guide has been produced. It provides a concise guide detailing how HSE will assess compliance across its three major inspection topics – functional safety, explosive and toxic gas atmospheres and electrical power systems.

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New Electrical, Control & Instrumentation web portal

Monday, January 5, 2015

A new Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) web portal has been produced by HSE. It provides a clear, concise and easily accessible access point for all relevant EC&I information regarding the regulation of topics such as functional safety, explosive atmospheres and electrical power systems for duty holders in the COMAH sector.

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Gamekeeper sentenced for seven wildlife offences

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A 65-year-old north Norfolk gamekeeper has today (Thursday 6 November) been given a suspended prison sentence for seven wildlife offences.   

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) new approvals – February 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Details of new products granted approval in February 2014 and amendments to existing approvals.

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