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Category: Chemicals

Chemical firm in court over major incident in Cheshire

Friday, October 14, 2011

A chemical manufacturer has appeared in court following a major incident at its factory in Cheshire which put workers’ lives in danger. Thor Specialities (UK) Ltd was prosecuted after a chemical reaction got out of control at its plant on Wincham Avenue in Wincham, Northwich, releasing toxic and flammable substances into the production area.

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Managing contractors: A guide for employers (HSG159)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Managing contractors is a guide for small to medium-sized companies in the chemical industry, but it will also be of use to other industries and larger companies. This second edition brings guidance and references up to date.

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Proposal to ‘recast’ the European Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thank you to everyone who responded to our request for views on the proposed recast of the PIC Regulation. Discussion of the proposal has already begun in Europe and your views have helped develop the UK’s approach

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Occupational exposure limits Have your say – consultation ends 4 August

Monday, August 1, 2011

This Consultative Document sets out the proposal from HSE to implement the European Commission’s 3rd Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive (2001/161/EU) through the national system of Worker Exposure Limits (WELs). Consultation ends 4 August.

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Companies in court over major chemical fire in Crewe

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Two companies have been ordered to pay a total of £224,530 following a major chemical fire in Crewe which sent aerosols rocketing into the air.

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Offshore COSHH essentials – Health surveillance, PPE, RPE…

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Offshore COSHH Essentials was prepared in partnership by an HSE/Industry/Unions working group and describes good control practice for controlling exposure to chemicals, for a range of common processes and tasks in the offshore industry.

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Occupational exposure limits – Proposals to implement 3rd list of indicative values

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This Consultative Document sets out the proposal from HSE to implement the European Commission’s 3rd Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive (2001/161/EU). The proposed limits for 19 substances are based on recommendations by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL). Consultation ends 4 August 2011.

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Occupational exposure limits – Proposals to implement 3rd list of indicative values

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This Consultative Document sets out the proposal from HSE to implement the European Commission’s 3rd Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive (2001/161/EU) through the national system of Worker Exposure Limits (WELs). Responses should be sent by 04 August 2011.

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CD234 – Proposals to implement the third list of indicative occupational exposure limit values (Commission directive 2009/161/EU)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

This Consultative Document sets out the proposal from HSE to implement the European Commission’s 3rd Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive (2001/161/EU) through the national system of Worker Exposure Limits (WELs). Consultation ends 4 August 2011.

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Sussex chemical company fined after serious spill

Friday, May 20, 2011

A chemical company has been fined £150,000 after a tank collapsed, releasing a large amount of waste solvents and water at a chemical plant in Rye, East Sussex.

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Offshore COSHH Essentials – Advice – Health surveillance, PPE…

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Offshore COSHH Essentials was prepared in partnership by an HSE/Industry/Unions working group and describes good control practice for controlling exposure to chemicals, for a range of common processes and tasks in the offshore industry.

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Proposed Fifth Amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 689/2008

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking views on the proposal from the European Commission to amend the Annexes of Regulation (EC) 689/2008.

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Chemical firm sentenced after worker suffers toxic burns

Monday, February 7, 2011

A chemical company has been sentenced after a worker suffered toxic burns to his arms and chest at an Ellesmere Port factory.

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Pharmaceutical workers exposed to hazardous substance

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Swindon pharmaceutical company has been fined after a number of its employees were sensitised to a potent substance and developed allergic contact dermatitis.

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Export and Import of dangerous chemicals – New export notification duplication facility in EDEXIM

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To help exporters submit their export notification forms for 2011, EDEXIM now has the facility to copy a previously validated notification.

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New European rules on notifying chemical substances

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HSE is supporting the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) campaign to remind companies that new rules on classification, labelling, packaging and notification of chemical substances come into force on 1 December 2010.

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COSHH. CLP and REACH – regulations

Monday, November 29, 2010

Two new European Regulations are already having an impact on the way chemicals are supplied, packaged and labelled.

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Chemical manufacturers and suppliers CLP – new notification requirements

Friday, November 26, 2010

Notification is a new and very important duty in CLP. It is important that you understand what notification involves and, if you have to notify, that you do so on time.

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REACH e-bulletin – sign up for free email updates

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Keep in touch with all the latest news and updates on REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals), sign up for a free regular email newsletter.

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Chemical firm in court after fireball horror

Friday, November 12, 2010

A subsidiary of a global chemical company has been fined £20,000 after a welder suffered serious burns in a dust explosion at one of its plants in Cumbria.

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