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CHCS publishes Newsletters for its members. The Newsletters contain a variety of articles, often providing important insights into changes in regulation and legislation. Our Newsletters are available free-of-charge to CHCS members, who can access the full list of Newsletters by visiting: CHCS Newsletters. (Non-members can Join CHCS, then access the Newsletters). 

Latest CHCS Newsletter: June 2021

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Our June 2021 edition contains several important articles, as introduced below:

New ECHA Web Page On The Chemicals Strategy For Sustainability

ECHA has published a new web page covering the European Commission Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

Inception Impact Assessment (Roadmap) For Revision To The REACH Regulation

The European Commission Inception Impact Assessment (IIA) for a revision to Regulation (EC) No, 1907/2006 on the Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) sets out several existing problems with the regulation.

Inception Impact Assessment, The CLP Roadmap

The planned revision to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, the CLP Regulation.

New CHCS Webinar: Substance Identity Testing Requirements For UK REACH

UK REACH now applies in England, Scotland and Wales. Substance identity needs to be established as a key part of the substance dossiers required for both the initial Inquiry and for Registration. During this webinar, our speaker, Helen Steele, Operations Manager and Regulatory Expert, Intertek, describes the regulatory chemical testing requirements for substance identification, sameness, and nanoform characterisation in order to establish substance identity.

Training Courses & Workshops
Registration is now open for our training courses, published up to the end of 2021. This article lists all currently available courses.

News From Our Partners
News from the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, based in the USA.

Want to find out more?
Want to suggest articles for future editions of the Newsletter? Please contact the CHCS Office (enquiries@chcs.org.uk). We look forward to hearing from you.


CHCS News

Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT, 1 June 2021
It is not too late to respond to the Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) for the planned revisions to the REACH and CLP Regulations. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 31 May 2021]

Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have their practical guide relating to poison centre notifications. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 May 2021]

ECHA Survey On Recycling Of Waste (deadline to respond: 27 April 2021)
The European Chemicals Agency is inviting stakeholders with ‘an interest in chemical recycling’ to respond to a short survey, which will feed into a larger study on chemical recycling of waste. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 26 April 2021]

The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021
The new list has again been produced by the NCEC, in co-operation with the UK Home Office, and is published by TSO. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 26 April 2021]

ECHA Updates Poison Centre Guidance
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have updated their poison centres guidance document. Now on Version 4.0 the updated document gives information on some of the sector specific workability challenges. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 6 April 2021]

CHCS' March 2021 Newsletter is now available, containing important updates on the many recent changes to regulations. See CHCS March 2021 Newsletter. [Posted on 31 March 2021]

Updates to ECHA's Brexit Pages & Q&As
ECHA have updated their Brexit pages and Q&A as well as the guidance on Labelling & Packaging and Annex VIII to CLP. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 17 March 2021]

New CHCS Webinar: “Brexit - Do You Know What You Don't Yet Know?”
Thursday 1st April 2021, 14:00 BST. Free-of-charge for members of CHCS, BADGP and SCHC. Visit the Brexit webinar web-page for more details and to register. 
[Posted on 7 March 2021]

Update From HSE On UK REACH
HSE have published a detailed update on UK REACH with several very useful links. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 5 March 2021]

The GB Mandatory Classification and Labelling (MCL) List includes decisions made in the 14th and 15th ATPs to the EU-CLP Regulation, which are not yet required to be complied with.
CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 1 February 2021]

Update to Canada GHS (Aligned with 7th Edition)
Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations (GHS, Seventh Revised Edition) and the Order Amending Schedule 2 to the Hazardous Products Act were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 19, 2020.
CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 26 January 2021]

UK Exit Of EU: Resources To Help As Transition Period Ends
CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 11 December 2020]

End Of UK Transition Period – HSE Podcasts Series
HSE is hosting a series of podcasts over the coming months to provide more information on the changes to how chemicals will be regulated from 1 January 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 9 December 2020

New "Brexit" Web Pages 
As the end of the transition period is nearly upon us (31 December 2020), and we are starting to learn more about the changes to our own regulations and our future relationships with the EU, we are pleased to present you with several new web pages on specific Brexit-related topics. Please visit our website Brexit page. [Posted on 13 November 2020]

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]

News Briefings Summary
  • 23 November 2020
    Second Amendment Of Annex VIII of CLP (Poison Centres) Is Published

  • 30 October
    Poison Centre Portal Updated

  • 24 August
    Member States Slowly Starting To Use The New Portal

  • 22 June 2020
    Option To Anonymise The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI)

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