Director jailed for illegal chemical sales

A complaint was raised in 2014 that Abel (UK) Ltd was selling a plant protection product containing Sodium Chlorate, a prohibited substance. Read More

Ask the professionals: Nanotechnology

Each month, SHP asks a professional working in a specialist field to share their expertise. Steve Hankin highlights the emerging Read More

Chemicals Stocktake: REACH update

The European Chemicals Agency is moving into gear with its preparations for the next and final registration deadline under REACH. Read More

Regulatory compliance boost for CBA members

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has expanded its regulatory services with the acquisition of ReFaC ヨ the REACH Facilitation Company. Read More

Chemical use in Europe safer thanks to REACH

The REACH regulation has made the use of chemicals in Europe "considerably safer", according to a European Commission report. Read More

Penalties for failing to comply with REACH not well-known

Britain's manufacturers must get to grips with the European rules on the restriction or banning of certain hazardous substances, or face the prospect of unlimited fines or a custodial sentence if found to be in breach of the law. Read More

Industrial hygienist REACHes new heights

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) recently announced the 2011 winner of the Peter Isaac Award for achievement in the field of occupational ill-health prevention. Read More

Nanomaterials slipping through the REACH net

The European Union's primary regulatory framework for chemicals is failing to identify or control nanomaterials, according to a report by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). Read More

How REACH amends safety data sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are a key resource for employers carrying out risk assessment on hazardous substances or mixtures handled and stored in the workplace. The current SDS requirements in REACH are being amended to take into account the implementation of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling (GHS), so Mark Blainey provides an overview of the changes. Read More

HSA announces REACH enforcement drive

The Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is set to launch its first focused inspections over the next few months under REACH Read More

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