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Category: REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals

Company fined for sale of boilers containing asbestos

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A demolition and licensed asbestos removal company has been fined after it sold a boiler found to contain asbestos.

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HSE jobs – Toxicologist, Senior Scientific Officer (CRD)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Providing general support and technical guidance/training on aspects of regulatory toxicology and chemical risk assessments. 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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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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Shropshire director jailed for illegal supply of asbestos sheeting after worker fell to his death

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A 64-year-old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos.

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REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

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L138 – Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, December 9, 2013

The consolidated ACOP text and guidance have been clarified, simplified, streamlined and restructured to help the reader. The content has been updated in light of changes to European and domestic legislation, such as substance classification and labelling issues and general fire safety.

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Consultation on REACH – Dichloromethane paint-strippers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This consultation seeks views on an amendment to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, on a proposal to allow for the continued use of paint-strippers containing the substance dichloromethane (DCM), under certain conditions.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Specialist engineer and scientist jobs in HSE

Friday, July 19, 2013

HSE has a number of job opportunities for specialist engineers to advise and regulate health and safety within the high hazard industry. We offer a real opportunity to influence and improve safety across a wide range of activities both on and offshore.

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Company sentenced for exposing worker to deadly fumes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A bath restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker died from inhaling toxic fumes in the bathroom of a South West London flat.

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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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Amendments and Corrigenda (corrections) to REACH

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This is a list of REACH amendments and corrigenda followed by a short explanation of the changes they introduced.  The amendments made until the end of February 2012 are listed on this page.

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E-Team – A new project to evaluate REACH Tier 1 exposure assessment models

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Institute of Occupational Medicine is evaluating the different Tier 1 exposure assessment models under REACH: the ECETOC TRA, MEASE, EMKG-Expo-Tool and Stoffenmanager. The project started on 1 October 2011 and will run for 18 months.

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Complying with REACH – What do you need to do?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It is important to understand what your role is in REACH and what you can do now to be sure you are ready.

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REACH consultations – Public consultation on a report proposing restrictions on four phthalates

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Calls for comments are requested on a restriction proposal for four classified phthalates, DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP. The six-month public consultation on the restriction report will conclude on 16 March 2012. ECHA, however, encourages interested parties to send in their comments by 16 December 2011.

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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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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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