UK health regulator launches chemicals regulation consultation

20 December 2012 17:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on Thursday has launched a six week consultation regarding proposed changes to chemicals legislation in the region.

The HSE is requesting proposals on updating and simplifying domestic regulations supporting EU legislation on biocides, the Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (PIC) and Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (CLP) regulations, the state body said.

The HSE said that it is hoping to simplify regulations without adding new responsibilities to chemicals companies or reducing environmental or health protections for employees, the public or the environment. The consultation runs until 31 January 2013.

“Simplifying and consolidating the regulatory requirements concerning biocides, CLP and PIC will make it more straightforward for businesses in the chemical industry to understand and comply with their responsibilities,” said HSE consultation manager Deborah Traynor.

“The proposed statutory instrument will update and largely mirror existing regulatory provisions for biocides, PIC and CLP. There will be no reduction in the protection from hazardous substances for workers, the public or environment.

Full details on the consultation can be found here.

By: Tom Brown
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