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 chemical substances and mixtures, 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

Links To Guidance & Legislation Recently Laid Before Parliament

Links to new Guidance and Regulation amendments.

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

RPA seeks input from companies in chemicals supply chain to assess impacts of Brexit

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has commissioned RPA to assess the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU and the consultancy is now seeking participation of companies in the chemicals supply chain to assist it with this analysis.

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

Preparing for a potential ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU New information from BEIS on the steps businesses need to take to prepare for a potential ‘no-deal’ exit.

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


News Briefings Summary
  • 12 December 2018
    Impacts Of Additional Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) & Other New Measures Under The Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD)

  • 11 December 2018
    HSE Adds Additional No-Deal Brexit Guidance On REACH 

  • 11 December 2018
    Latest Consolidated Version Of CLP


  • 7 November 2018
    EU Withdrawal Stakeholders Meeting (held October 2018)

  • 11 October 2018
    13th ATP for CLP Published

  • 11 October 2018
    Regulating chemicals (REACH) if there’s no Brexit deal

  • 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.

    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

    • Other events are in preparation. Please visit again soon.

    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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