Archive for December, 2017

HSE consults on new Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched a Consultation on implementing new Workplace Exposure Limits which relates to the implementation of Directive 2017/164/EU introducing a new list of Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs).

Directive 2017/164/EU, adopted on 31 January 2017, introduces new or revised exposure limits for 31 substances to help reduce the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. The Consultation aims to establish Workplace Exposure Limits for the substances listed, to be adopted in England, Scotland and Wales.

Currently, there are 115 IOELVs for hazardous substances listed in three Directives (Directive 2000/39/EC, Directive 2006/15/EC and Directive 2009/161/EC). In the UK these limit values are transposed as Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) through an amendment to the HSE publication EH40 – Workplace exposure limits.

The Consultation is open for responses from 10 November 2017 until 2 February 2018.

The preferred way to respond is by completing the online questionnaire.

Alternatively, the completed questionnaire can be sent by email or post to the addresses provided on the HSE website.

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Consultation on implementing new Workplace Exposure Limits

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Consultation on implementing new Workplace Exposure Limits

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Radio Equipment Regulations SI 2017/1206

These Regulations came into force on 26 December 2017 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They aim to implement Directive 2014/53/EU, on the making available on the market of radio equipment. In doing so, these Regulations require manufacturers, importers and distributors to make sure that radio equipment products…

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EU consultation on pharmaceuticals in the environment

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Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2017/229

These Regulations will come into force on 1 January 2018 and apply to Northern Ireland.
They aim to provide a framework for making sure that exposure to ionising radiation from work activities is kept as low as possible and does not exceed specified dose limits.  They do this by imposing duties…

Details on this legislative text is provided by Cedrec. Please click here to see the summary.

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Radio Equipment Regulations SI 2017/1206

These Regulations came into force on 26 December 2017 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They aim to implement Directive 2014/53/EU, on the making available on the market of radio equipment. In doing so, these Regulations require manufacturers, importers and distributors to make sure that radio equipment products…

Details on this legislative text is provided by Cedrec. Please click here to see the summary.

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EU consultation on pharmaceuticals in the environment

Details on this legislative text is provided by Cedrec. Please click here to see the summary.

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Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2017/229

These Regulations will come into force on 1 January 2018 and apply to Northern Ireland.
They aim to provide a framework for making sure that exposure to ionising radiation from work activities is kept as low as possible and does not exceed specified dose limits.  They do this by imposing duties…

Details on this legislative text is provided by Cedrec. Please click here to see the summary.

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Christmas toy fails ‘elf and safety test

A Christmas toy has failed health and safety tests, after it arrived into the UK at Heathrow Airport.

The toy in question was one of 96 of Santa's little helpers, imported from India. One was taken for sample testing by Trading Standards, with the doll being deemed a choking hazard to children.

Interestingly, though the elf was a soft doll, it had a label stating it was unsuitable for under threes, however, under UK legislation, all soft toys are automatically considered to be intended for smaller children.

The retailer of the dolls was informed of the safety risk and the elves were removed from sale.

Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “It’s not unusual for Christmas toys to be passed off as novelties or decorations because they haven’t been made childproof and we would urge shoppers expecting young children in the house over the festive season to be on the lookout for products likely to be picked up and played with despite labels saying they’re unsuitable for under-threes.”

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