Chemical Hazards Communication Society - CHCS

CHCS aims to provide information and training guidance to as many individuals as possible, regardless of whether they work in small or large companies, for associations or for government, involved with the ever increasing complexity of chemical hazards regulations and international codes.

Our Aims

The Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS) aims are, in brief, to:

  • Promote the awareness of chemical hazards and improvements in their identification and communication, such as the classification of chemicals and preparations, their clear labelling and understandable safety data sheets

  • Provide a forum for sharing experiences, views and information on chemical hazards

  • Register members active in general or specialist areas of chemical hazards

  • Promote the need for specific training and aim toward the setting of competency standards

  • Make chemical hazards information available to members and other relevant bodies


CHCS News

EU Withdrawal Stakeholders Meeting (held October 2018)

This in-depth review of the topics discussed at this important meeting, includes sections on HSE, Defra, REACH, REACH-IT, CLP, BPR & Plant Protection Products.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

CHCS 24th AGM & 7th Annual Lectures

Have you registered yet for the 2018 CHCS AGM & 7th Annual Lectures: Wednesday 14th November, Loughborough? 

CHCS Members can register, free-of-charge, at: CHCS 24th AGM & 7th Annual Lectures

As at previous events, we will be hosting an exhibition of products of services of interest to our members. If you would like to find out more about exhibiting / sponsoring the event, please contact the CHCS Office

13th ATP for CLP Published

The 13th ATP (Adaptation to Technical and scientific Progress) to the CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) was published last week as Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1480.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

Regulating chemicals (REACH) if there’s no Brexit deal
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has published a Guidance Note.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

News Briefings Summary
  • 25 September 2018: Microplastics and the current situation

  • 4 September 208: IATA publishes significant changes to the 60th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations

  • 26 July 2018: REACH or CLP regulatory measures proposed for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances

  • 26 July 2018 - REACH or CLP regulatory measures proposed for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances

  • 6 July 2018 - HSE provide a "Chemicals" EU Exit web page.

    CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

    13 August 2018 - ** New ** CHCS Training Dates for 2019

    We've now published dates, up to May 2019, for our ever-popular, modular training courses

    For full details, please visit our Training page.

    26 July 2018 - CHCS Labelling Competition

    Have you overcome a tricky labelling problem? Are you labelling a small or awkwardly shaped package, printing on a difficult surface, or have overcome another problem?

    Are you proud of your label designs that make it easier for customers to read and understand your labels?

    CHCS Members can enter our new competition. For more details please visit: CHCS Labelling Competition.

    9  July 2018 - CHCS Needs Your Help!

    CHCS has a number of vacancies on our committees and are looking for volunteers to fill them. For more information please see: CHCS Vacancies.

    Next 3 CHCS Training Courses:

    For a full list of our CHCS Training Courses, please visit our Training page. 

    OTHER CHCS EVENTS

    • 14 November 2018 09:00
      The Turing Room, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Holywell Way, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR

    HOW TO JOIN CHCS

    CHCS Membership is open to any person with an interest in chemical hazard communications. You can join by completing the simple on-line form at Join CHCS. Membership is currently £85.00 (+ £17.00 VAT where applicable; a total of £102.00). 

    Contact CHCS

    • General, membership and events/training enquiries: enquiries@chcs.org.uk, tel+ 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 1)

    • For all enquiries related to invoices, payments and any other accounting issues:
      accounts@chcs.org.uk, tel:
       + 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 2)

    See full CHCS Contact Details.

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