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Chemicals manufacturer fined £224k after workers’ long-term skin damage

A manufacturer of chemicals for use in the crop protection, pharmaceutical and speciality chemicals markets has been fined £224,000 after workers were exposed to chemicals harmful to health and sustained long-term skin damage.

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. 


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Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

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.