Archive for February, 2018

Regulation (EU) 155/2018 (OJ:L29/8/2018) amending Regulation (EU) 686/2012 allocating to Member States, for the purposes of the renewal procedure, the evaluation of active substances

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 686/2012, allocating to Member States, for the purposes of the renewal procedure, the evaluation of active substances, in order to allocate the evaluation of active substances.
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Regulation (EU) 686/2012, allocates the evaluation for the purposes of the renewal procedures to Member States, naming for each active substance…

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Regulation (EU) 172/2018 (OJ:L32/6/2018) amending Annexes 1 and 5 to Regulation (EU) 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 649/2012 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals.
These amendments make changes to Annexes 1 and 5 of Regulation (EU) 649/2012 including adding, replacing and deleting entries in the lists of chemicals subject to certain procedure or notification.
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Regulation (EU) 649/2012 implements the Rotterdam Convention on the…

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Regulation (EU) 155/2018 (OJ:L29/8/2018) amending Regulation (EU) 686/2012 allocating to Member States, for the purposes of the renewal procedure, the evaluation of active substances

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 686/2012, allocating to Member States, for the purposes of the renewal procedure, the evaluation of active substances, in order to allocate the evaluation of active substances.
Legislative background
Regulation (EU) 686/2012, allocates the evaluation for the purposes of the renewal procedures to Member States, naming for each active substance…

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Regulation (EU) 172/2018 (OJ:L32/6/2018) amending Annexes 1 and 5 to Regulation (EU) 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 649/2012 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals.
These amendments make changes to Annexes 1 and 5 of Regulation (EU) 649/2012 including adding, replacing and deleting entries in the lists of chemicals subject to certain procedure or notification.
Legislative background
Regulation (EU) 649/2012 implements the Rotterdam Convention on the…

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Unsafe worker to pay fines for dangerous scaffolding

On 30 June 2017, 28 year old scaffolder Mr Terrance Murray was witnessed by a concerned member of the public unsafely erecting a scaffold in Quay Street, Manchester. Photographs were taken of him whilst he did so, and it shows him between 13-18 metres up without suitable safety measures such as a edge protection or a safety harness. Accompanied at the time by a junior scaffolder, he was also setting a bad example to the untrained worker, and a fall for either of them at this height for either of them would have resulted in many dangerous and possibly fatal injuries.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that Murray had received all the relevant training and experience and was given the correct equipment – he acted alone in his choice to work this way against his own better judgement. Pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety Work etc. Act 1974 and was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, suspended for one year and 100 hours of community service. On top of this he was ordered to pay costs £500 and a victim surcharge of £115.

Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Seve Gomez-Aspron stated that: “This case highlights the importance of following industry guidance in order to erect scaffolding in a safe manner, which does not cause risk to members of the public and workers using the scaffold. It also serves to remind employees that they have a duty to look after themselves.” 

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Both the company and sub-contractor fined following workers fall from height

Advanced Industrial Roofing and Cladding Solutions Limited (AIRCSL) and Stephen Bell have been fined after a worker fell through the fragile skylight as he was in the process of installing a new industrial roof over the existing asbestos-cement roof. At Brunswick Industrial Estate, New Southgate, when he stepped backwards onto a neighboring unit and fell through a fragile roof light, suffering serious injuries.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that AIRCSL failed to take suitable measures to prevent workers from falling from a height and pleaded guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 – they were fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,278; Stephen Bell (the sub-contractor) had failed to manage, plan and monitor the works carried out by workers under his control and pleaded guilty to breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £2,000.

The HSE Inspector Jack Wilby has said: “This is sadly another incident involving someone falling through a fragile roof and it is lucky that the injuries were not more severe. This incident highlights the importance of planning work at height and putting in place suitable control measures, including those preventing or managing access to fragile roofs.”

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Regulation (EU) 679/2016 (OJ:L119/1/2016) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC

This Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and sets out provisions regarding the processing of data of people within the European Union.
It also revokes Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such…

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Regulation (EU) 679/2016 (OJ:L119/1/2016) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC

This Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and sets out provisions regarding the processing of data of people within the European Union.
It also revokes Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such…

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Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2018/17

These Regulations came into force on 6 February 2018 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They revoke and replace the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2000/194 and implement the requirements of Directive 2013/59/EU, on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation,…

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Regulation (EU) 698/2017 (OJ:L103/1/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products referred to in Regulation (EU) 528/2012

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products referred to in Regulation (EU) 528/2012.
Annex 2 to Regulation (EU) 1062/2014 sets out an exhaustive list of existing active substances/product-type combinations included in the programme of review…

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