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UK REACH survey highlights post-Brexit concerns

Three-quarters of companies in the UK chemical supply chain do not own the testing data for registrations they currently hold under the European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) legislation.

Sellafield to admit breaching HSW Act after worker contaminated

The operator of the world’s largest nuclear waste storage and reprocessing site in Cumbria intends to admit a health and safety breach. 

Heightened cancer risk from welding fume exposure prompts HSE to tighten controls

New scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which has found that exposure to even mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer, has prompted the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to raise its control standards. 


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Landsec: duty to manage

The FTSE 100 developer uses a belt-and-braces approach to control asbestos risk to its large supply chain.

REACH: Brexit strategies

In the second of our articles on the EU’s chemicals overarching licensing regulation, we look at the potential paths for the UK when it leaves the bloc (Read our first article, REACH, the clock is ticking.)

REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline.