coshh News

  • Successful COSHH and the human touch

    Roger Gibbs (Corporate SHE Manager at Cambridge Consultants Ltd, UK)exposes the three common myths behind implementing COSHH in the workplace and discovers that while modern technology is important, human input is still valid.  The article discusses the requirements of COSHH, REACH, CLP and GHS and their effects on Safety Data Sheets.  It then higlights the three myths which include: ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • COSHH assessments now available online

    The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), part of leading climate and energy consultancy AEA, will launch, an easy to use COSHH assessment module as an add-on to its premier ChemeDox® documents management solution at the Safety & Health Expo, Birmingham, 12-14 May 2009. ChemeDox® is an online safety data management tool developed to meet the requirements of organisations that are using ...

  • QSI adds COSHH Compliance Software to Rental Scheme

    Following the success of their unique WinLIMS Rental scheme, QSI (Quality Systems International) have decided to make more Quality Assurance software products available by rental. The first of these to be released is RisQ, QSI’s Health and Safety compliance and Risk Assessment package. RisQ was originally developed as an optional module for WinLIMS in response to customer requests, but has now ...

  • Don`t know where to start with COSHH compliance? The new COSHH Guide from NCEC is now available online

    NCEC has expanded the 'Get Compliant' section of its website to include a quick guide to COSHH (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended). As well as quick guides to safety data sheet compliance, marketing and supply of chemicals, transport of chemicals and chemicals in the workplace, the new COSHH guide is designed to help you on the road to compliance. ...

  • CLP search interface added to SDS and COSHH management system

    From December 2010, there is a requirement for all newly produced pure substances to be classified under CLP (the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures Regulation). CLP is the European variant of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for classification and labelling of chemicals. In ...

  • New CLP search interface for sds and coshh management system ChemeDox

    From December 2010 there is a requirement for all newly produced pure substances to be classified under CLP (the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures Regulation), which is the European variant of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for classification and labelling of chemicals.  In recognition of this, NCEC has ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Tougher penalties for those who breach health & safety, says NCEC

    On 16 January 2009 the Health & Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force.  Under the new Act, fines have been raised to £20,000 for cases heard in the lower courts and unlimited amounts in the higher courts with the option of imprisoning employers for a greater number of offences.  The Act is intended as a legal deterrent to businesses which fail to take their health and safety ...

  • Safety Information Documents (SID) on-line

    Environmental Science Limited (ESL) announces a new low-cost service to enable firms to place their own Safety Data Sheets, COSHH Assessments and WASP Sheets on-line. As part of this new Safety Information Documents (SID) service, all Safety Data Sheets either in CHIP or GHS are obtained from the suppliers, searched and checked by ESL. Completing a one-page questionnaire for each ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • November newsletter now available online

    The November edition of the NCEC newsletter is now available to read online. Content includes Legislation Events Training Interesting calls from the Emergency Response room A career in chemical risk management Free COSHH Assessment form Hazchem Scale Cards ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Work safely with chemicals, work with NCEC

    This year sees the introduction of the 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and the ICAO technical instructions which make significant changes to the regulations and exemptions regarding the transport of Lithium batteries and Lithium batteries contained in, or packed with, equipment.  Read on to see how NCEC can help. We are pleased to announce that our second Hazmat Event was once again a sell-out ...

  • What`s the buzz about GHS??? A WASP will tell you......

    About GHSAs we all know, the Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) came into force within the UK during 2008. One year of the transition period has passed. The task of changing over will be monumental. Environmental Science Ltd. is already assisting international corporations in creating MSDS which are compliant with both GHS and CLP. Additionally ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • NCEC help companies meet tough health & safety legislation

    NCEC, the UK’s national response unit for chemical emergencies, and part of energy and climate change consultancy, AEA, has launched an innovative online application designed to help businesses when complying with health and safety legislation.In order to help businesses follow the REACH Regulation and also create COSHH assessments, NCEC has developed a comprehensive chemical safety documentation ...

  • NCEC Spring Newsletter

    Work safely with chemicals, work with NCECWelcome to the first newsletter of 2009This year sees the introduction of the 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and the ICAO technical instructions which make significant changes to the regulations and exemptions regarding the transport of Lithium batteries and Lithium batteries contained in, or packed with, equipment. Read on to see how NCEC can help.We ...

  • Reach for WASPS

    As many will know, the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulations (REACH) are coming into force next year. These require all manufacturers and suppliers who deal with chemicals to share all important safety information with their customers and chemical users right down the supply chain to the user. Environmental Science has started a new initiative to assist in this ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

  • CLP training dates in August 2010 announced from the UK National Chemical Emergency Centre

    NCEC recently surveyed a range of chemical and health and safety experts and found that only 33% of people understood how to comply with CLP and GHS.  Are you one of the 67% of people who don’t understand how to comply with CLP and GHS?  NCEC offer CLP training to help you understand how to comply.  We have just announced two new dates: 10/08/2010 and 11/08/2010. ...

  • WorkPoint announce release of AirBench FN

    WorkPoint are pleased to announce the launch of AirBench FN, a new addition to their leading range of downdraught benches. AirBench FN is a heavy duty downdraught workstation, designed with industrial applications in mind. The new model has all the benefits of the existing AirBench FP range, but with the addition of front access to all filters. Filters are spring-clamped into position, meaning ...


    By AirBench

  • Updated chemicals advice praised by small businesses

    New, easy to use guidance is available for businesses on how to deal with hazardous substances in the workplace. The revised publication, 'Working with substances hazardous to health', offers advice and guidance on working safely with a variety of substances - from hairdressing products to metal working fluids; from quarry dust to cleaning materials. Representatives from small businesses who were ...

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • Are you Gambling with Risk?

    Accidental exposure to chemicals in the working environment can have serious consequences. Workers’ health can be ruined and the legal and financial outcomes can destroy businesses. Careful and detailed Risk Assessment is an essential step towards protecting employee and employer alike. The new RisQ software package from Quality Systems International (QSI) is a unique tool that takes all the hard ...

  • Fly with WASPS to REACH GHS

    REACH is in force now and GHS (the Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) is expected this year, WASPS will be ready…. Will you??As you will know the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) is in force. This requires all manufacturers and suppliers who deal with chemicals to share all important safety information with their ...


    By Environmental Science Ltd

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