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The pages in this section can only be accessed by CHCS Members. If you wish to access any of the information linked from the list below, please consider joining CHCS.

CHCS Videos

We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

The video is just over 10 minutes long.

To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Video Registration

CHCS Newsletters

PDF copies of CHCS Newsletters

Directory Of CHCS Members

A searchable list of all members who have elected to have their details made available to other CHCS members.

Directory Of CHCS Members 

News Briefings

On this page we post news we believe will be of interest to chemical hazard communication professionals. Members can subscribe to receive posts as they are made and will then be alerted by email when we post a new Briefing. CHCS News Briefings

Presentations From AGMS, Events, Webinars & Seminars

If you couldn't attend an event or want to download the presentations, etc. please visit: Past CHCS Events

Software & Resources

We provide a list of software and other resources that may be of help with your work. Software & Resources

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)

CHCS Members can register for events run by our colleagues in the US-based SCHC at SCHC member rates. For more information, please visit the SCHC page of our website.

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP)

CHCS Members can register for events run by our colleagues at BADGP at either discounts or BADGP member rates. For more information, please visit the BADGP page of our website.

List Of Acronyms

The Chemical Hazards Communication Society has created this list of acronyms and abbreviations for the use of CHCS members. View the CHCS List Of Acronyms

CHCS AGM Minutes

The Minutes of our past AGMs are available for download as PDFs. CHCS AGM Minutes

Legislation

We have compiled many legislation pages for our members. These and several public pages can be accessed from the CHCS Legalisation web page.


CHCS News

Alternative Arrangements For UK REACH Registration Being Considered By Defra
The GOV.UK website has just been updated with important news from Defra on UK REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 6 December 2021]

Webinar: Chemical Regulations In Asia-Pacific Region
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 1 December 2021 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 1 December 2021]

CLP Annex VI Correction Published
The European Commission has published a regulation correcting the Classification, Labelling and Packaging regulations (CLP). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 November 2021]

CHCS' November 2021 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS November 2021 Newsletter. 

Model Regulations, 22nd Revised Edition
The United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, 22nd Revised edition is now available in English and French. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 1 November 2021]

The Deadline To Submit A Downstream User Notification (DUIN)
The deadline to submit a downstream user notification (DUIN) is almost here. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 26 October 2021]

The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations Amendments Now Combined
The Dangerous Goods division of the Department for Transport (DfT) had been planning a consolidation of all the existing regulations on the carriage of dangerous goods, so that the UK industry need refer only to one Statutory Instrument. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 21 October 2021]

The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 Amended
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 has been amended by the Radiation Emergency and Consultation Regulations 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 21 October 2021]

ECHA - Safer Chemicals Recordings Available
On the 6th October 2021 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held its safer Chemicals conference. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 20 October 2021]

GHS Revision 9 
Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Revision 9 has been published and is available online in both English and French. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 September 2021]

UK Cosmetics Regulation
A new web page in the extensive set of Legislation pages on this website. For more details, see our Legislation web page[Posted on 1 September 2021]

MLA 340 And RID 06/2021 Counter-Signed By The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has counter-signed Multilateral Agreement 340 and RID 06/2021 permitting sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion cells using an organic electrolyte, or sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion cells using an organic electrolyte contained in equipment or packed with equipment, to be carried without assignment of a UN number. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 August 2021]

Publication Of The Draft 18th ATP To The CLP Regulation
The European Commission has published the draft 18th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 August 2021]

Dangerous Emails Disguised As Coming From NPIS
Beware of potentially dangerous emails disguised as coming from the National Poisons Information Service - NPIS, which include attachments which the email encourages you to click. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 29 July 2021]

SDS Will Be The Focus For Enforcement In 2023
At the most recent Enforcement Forum meeting it was agreed that safety data sheets (SDS) would be the main focus for 2023. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 July 2021]

Government Updates Their Guidance On Poison Centres
The .gov.uk guidance page on poison centres has been updated with additional information on 'How to generate a UFI if you are a company based outside the EU or if you do not have a VAT number.' CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 29 June 2021]

Webinar: Substance Identity Testing Requirements for UK REACH
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 22 June 2021 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 22 June 2021]

Endocrine Disruptors - 1st CHCS Video
We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

The video is just over 10 minutes long.

To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Disruptors Video Registration.

[Posted on 1 July 2019]

CHCS News Summary
  • Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT
    (31 May 2021)

  • Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
    (20 May 2021)

  • ECHA Survey On Recycling Of Waste (deadline to respond: 27 April 2021)
    (26 April 2021)

  • The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021
    (26 April 2021)

  • ECHA Updates Poison Centre Guidance
    (6 April 2021)

  • Update From HSE On UK REACH
    (5 March 2021)

  • Updates To ECHA’s Brexit Pages and Q&As
    (17 March 2021)

  • Update From HSE On UK REACH
    (5 March 2021)

  • The GB Mandatory Classification and Labelling (MCL) List
    (1 February 2021)

  • Update to Canada GHS (Aligned with 7th Edition) (26 January 2021)

  • UK Exit Of EU: Resources To Help As Transition Period Ends (11 December 2020)

  • End Of UK Transition Period – HSE Podcasts Series (9 December 2020)

        CHCS Members can read these News items, and older posts, on the CHCS News Briefings page.

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