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Category: Chemicals

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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Chemical manufacturers and suppliers – CLP new notification requirements

Tuesday, November 9, 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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Walkers fined after man killed by toxic gas

Friday, September 24, 2010

Food giant Walkers Snack Foods Ltd and chemical distributor Omnichem Ltd have been fined a total of £350,000 after a worker was killed by a cloud of toxic gas.

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Chemical manufacturers and suppliers – new notification requirements

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New CLP Regulation – Notification and notification deadlines.

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Proposed third amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No.2008

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking views on a proposal from the European Commission to amend the Annexes of the Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (EC) 689/2008, which is commonly known as the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation.

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Safety notice – Avoiding trapping/crushing injuries to people in the platform of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More people die from falls at work than from any other cause. The use of mobile elevating work platforms/powered access equipment has been a major factor in the reduction in falls accidents.

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REACH Bitesize guides

Friday, July 9, 2010

REACH bitesize guides are a set of leaflets produced by the UK Competent Authority intended to cover the key issues of various aspects of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH).

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Accident investigation – learning lessons from incidents workshops

Monday, June 14, 2010

HSE are holding a free stakeholder workshop covering accident investigation and lessons learned.  This one day event aims to help delegates to adopt a systematic approach to determine why an accident or incident occurred

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