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Category: Chemicals

Consultation on Fees to Support EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

HSE is seeking views on proposed fees regulations to support the EU Regulation 528/2012 on placing on the market and use of biocidal products. The proposed fees regulations will allow HSE to recover its full costs for the services it provides. The consultation will run for a period of 4 weeks, ending on 22 March […]

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Public consultation – Proposals to streamline chemical regulations

Monday, January 28, 2013

Have your say on changes to chemicals legislation. Consultation period ends on 31 January.

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Have your say – Proposals to streamline chemical regulations

Friday, January 18, 2013

Public consultation proposes streamlining seven chemicals regulations into one. Have you say by 31 January 2013.

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Cambridge firm and consultant fined over chemical exposure

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Cambridge instrument company and a health and safety consultant have been fined for risking the health of employees from hazardous chemicals.

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Daventry firm fined after exposing staff to chemicals

Friday, December 21, 2012

A chemical manufacturing company from Daventry has been fined for exposing its employees to a range of hazardous chemicals.

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Public consultation: Proposals to streamline seven chemicals regulations into one

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The proposals implement a Löfstedt recommendation to consolidate biocides sector legislation, and also to meet EU requirements to establish competent authorities, designated national authorities and enforcement arrangements (as appropriate) – overall the proposal will reduce seven existing statutory instruments into one (the ‘7 into 1′ package). Consultation began on 20 December 2012 and ends on […]

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Consultation opens on streamlining chemical regulations

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today (20 December 2012) launched a six week consultation on changes to chemicals legislation.

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Royston worker loses fingers on unguarded power hammer

Monday, December 3, 2012

A multinational precious metals and chemical company has appeared in court after an employee sustained a serious hand injury at a plant in Royston, Hertfordshire.

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Worker suffers life changing condition after company ignores ozone danger

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Kegworth soft drinks manufacturer has been fined after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas while servicing a UV light system in a plant room.

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Aerospace firm fined after employee burns eyelid with caustic soda

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An aerospace company has been fined for safety failings after an Essex worker injured his eye whilst cleaning out a tank containing caustic soda.

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Chemicals at work: COSHH – Frequently asked questions

Friday, October 12, 2012

Substances that are hazardous to health can take many forms and include chemicals and products containing chemicals. Here you will find answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

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Solvent company prosecuted for decanting failures

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Doncaster solvent company has been fined after an unsafe decanting operation caused a huge fire that engulfed its Harworth base.

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RR947 – Investigation of techniques to discriminate between TDI and TDA exposures in biological samples

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Isocyanates continue to be one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in the UK and biological monitoring is a valuable tool in assessing exposure to them. The work described here has shown some progress in being able to differentiate between toluene diamine (TDA) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) exposures through the analysis of urine samples.

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RR943 – Development of analytical methods for low molecular weight isocyanates in workplace air: Part 2 – Isocyanic Acid and Methyl Isocyanate

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monoisocyanates cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory system. Existing methods for the determination of isocyanates were developed primarily to detect large di-isocyanate molecules and the analytical techniques employed are such that low molecular weight mono-isocyanates are not detected. The current work describes a modified detection method that enables separation, and therefore quantification, of […]

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Tyneside firm fined after worker suffers toxic chemical burns

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker was soaked with a concentrated, corrosive chemical and suffered serious burns.

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Chemicals – Recast of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation now published

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The recast of the EU Regulation on the export and import of hazardous chemicals (the ‘PIC Regulation’) has now been published. It will start to apply from 1 March 2014.

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Job vacancies – Chemicals Regulation Directorate

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Job vacancies are currently available within specialist branches of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD), based in York or Bootle. Close date for all applications is 12 September 2012.

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Welsh chemical firm fined over dangerous substances

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Deeside based chemical company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to comply with three Improvement Notices.

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HID vacancy: Specialist Inspector – Mechanical engineering

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Job vacancy details are now available for the position of Specialist Inspector – Mechanical engineering within the Chemical Industries Division, all HSE locations considered. There is currently no close date for applications.

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RR923 – Investigation of relationship between saturated vapour concentration and real exposure to vapour

Monday, July 9, 2012

This study was designed to provide information to better assess levels of risk and the potential for human exposure to low volatility chemical substances.

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