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Chemical Safety and Your Business

Companies of all sizes are responsible for the safety of chemicals that they place on the EU market. Recent surveys and checks by inspectors show that many small companies using chemicals are still unaware of REACH and CLP or may think that the EU’s chemical law does not apply to their business. The leaflet “Chemical Safety...

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Chemical Handling Directive aims to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals

The new ‘Chemical Handling Directive’ 2014/27/EU proposes to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace. This Directive amends five existing EU health and safety Directives on protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals to align them with the latest rules on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008)....

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Chemical Hazards: New chemicals information sheets

New information sheets, entitled “Storage of Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories” and“Storage of Hazardous Chemicals in Warehouses & Drumstores” have been developed to provide guidance on the safe management of stored chemicals with hazardous properties such as toxic, flammable, corrosive, etc. The information sheets Advise on how such chemicals should be appropriately segregated according to hazard...

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