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Join us at HSE's Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Summit 2018

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Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's) remain an ill health related condition that place significant burden on employers and employees, accounting for 39% of all work-related ill-health in Great Britain.

Book a place at HSE's first ever Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Summit and you'll hear what HSE is doing to achieve significant improvements in preventing and controlling exposure to MSDs, what action you can take and how current scientific thinking is starting to shape new and re-energised approaches to tackling workplace MSDs. 

 

See the full programme for the summit here.


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The event is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service meaning that attendance at the event counts towards your professional development.


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HSE LEV eBulletin

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Welcome to the HSE Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) eBulletin

 In this edition we highlight the latest news concerning Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

 

HSE Inspections Campaign 2018

 

HSE inspectors are undertaking a campaign of inspections from January to March 2018 in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

 

An integral part of this inspection campaign will be bakeries, cake and biscuit manufacturers, and grain mills, focussing on control of exposure to dust, and musculoskeletal risks.

 

Guidance on the control of flour dust can be found on the HSE webpages –

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/industry/baking.htm

 

 


Research Report RR 1115

 

Research Report RR 1115 into "Exposure to substances hazardous to health in foundries" has recently been published by HSE. The report identifies a number of findings in relation to LEV including

         

-        LEV design could be improved in most foundries

-        LEV maintenance is not carried out on a regular basis at all foundries

-        LEV is not always used correctly

-        Unsuitability of TExT reports.

 

 Click on the link to read more on the findings.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1115.htm

 

 


Change to BOHS Proficiency Qualifications

 

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has recently introduced important changes to the LEV proficiency qualifications from January 2018.

 

Further details can be found via the link below –

 

http://www.bohs.org/qualifications-training/bohs-qualifications/lev-qualifications/

 

Launch of EMADA

 

The Extraction Manufacturers and Designers Association (EMADA) has hosted its launch event at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

 

Coverage of the launch is shown here -

 

http://www.pulse-pr.co.uk/emada-trade-association-launched-to-combat-12000-annual-workplace-respiratory-deaths-520.asp

 

The new website is now live and can be accessed via the following link -

http://www.emada.org.uk/

 

 


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Amendment to Annexes I and V of the PIC Regulation

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Welcome to the HSE export and import of hazardous chemicals (PIC) eBulletin

The aim of this e-bulletin is to provide you with updates, news and information on the PIC Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals).

Below you can find brief information and/or links to more detailed articles on the HSE or other external websites.

Export and import of dangerous chemicals

Amendment to Annexes I  and V of Regulation (EU) 649/2012 is published – February 2018

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/172 amends Annexes I and V of Regulation (EU) 649/2012 (the PIC Regulation) concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals and applies from 1 April 2018.

The Regulation:

  • Amends the entry for methamidophos in Part 1 of Annex I and also adds it to Part 3 of Annex I. This means that HSE, as the Designated National Authority, must be notified of the first export of the substance in each calendar year.  In addition, the explicit consent of the importing county is required, except where a positive import response is published in the Rotterdam Convention's PIC circular or the importing country has waived the right to be notified. The Regulation also deletes the entry for methamidophos (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600g active ingredient/l).
  • Adds carbendazim, and triflumuron to part 1 of Annex I meaning that HSE, as the Designated National Authority, must be notified of the first export of these substances in each calendar year.
  • Adds 3-decen-2-one, 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene, benzyl butyl phthalate, carbendazim, cybutryne, diisobutyl phthalate, diarsenic pentaoxide, tepraloxydim, triclosan, triflumuron and tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate to parts 1 and 2 of Annex I.  This means that HSE, as the Designated National Authority, must be notified of the first export of any of these substances in each calendar year. In addition, the explicit consent of the importing country is required before it can be exported from the EU.
  • Adds hexachlorobutadiene, polychlorinated naphthalenes and hexabromocylclododecane to Part 1 of Annex V meaning that they may not be exported. 
  • Adds articles containing concentrations at or above 0.1% of tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether to Part 1 of Annex V. This means that articles containing these substances in concentrations above 0.1% by weight when produced partially or fully from recycled materials, or materials from waste prepared for re-use should not be exported.

If you export (either as substances or in mixtures) any of the chemicals listed, you can refer to the Amendment to confirm their identities.

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Biocides e-bulletin: CRD Event - One Day Seminar: An Introduction to Environmental Fate and Behaviour for Biocidal Active Substances

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Welcome to the HSE Biocides eBulletin

This e-bulletin is from HSE's biocides team


Stay up-to-date with upcoming biocides deadlines

 

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One Day Seminar: An Introduction to Environmental Fate and Behaviour for Biocidal Active Substances

HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) is holding a one-day seminar which will provide an introduction to environmental fate and behaviour for biocidal active substances.

The seminar will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool City Centre on Wednesday 2nd May, 2018. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The day will start at 9:30 am and finish around 4:30pm.  The cost per delegate to attend the seminar will be £450.00 (plus VAT).

Introduction

The purpose of the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU regulation No. 528/2012) is to improve the free movement of biocidal products within the EU whilst ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment. Active substances must gain approval in accordance with this regulation in order to access the market. One critical aspect of the regulatory process is the assessment of the potential environmental risk posed by the active substance. Understanding the environmental fate of these substances and the impact this has on exposure is an important part of the overall risk assessment.

This course aims to give a thorough introduction to environmental fate and exposure assessments for active substance approval under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

The seminar will cover:


• IUCLID and the ECHA CAR Template

• The Core and Additional Dataset:

 - Ready Biodegradability Studies

 - Adsorption/desorption Studies

 - Hydrolysis Studies

 - Photolysis Studies

 - Simulation Studies

• Emissions Modelling

• Overview of Risk Assessment

• Persistence Assessments

• Regulatory updates - Technical Agreements for Biocides, Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Vol IV Parts B + C, ECHA releases, Brexit, other relevant updates

Registrations

If you wish to register for the seminar please visit http://www.hsl.gov.uk/crd and complete an online registration form. The closing date for applications is the 9th April 2018.

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