2016 – a crucial year for REACH

Once the preserve of chemical manufacturers, product stewardship should now be a priority on the agenda in every boardroom. From product registration to restriction, and from raw material to finished product and end-of-life, many companies...

Meeting the challenges of REACH

Few regulations can have proved as challenging for the chemical industry over recent years than REACH, which has required companies to rethink the way they do safety. The roots of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation...

Esso UK hands Hoyer a bigger contract

Hoyer Petrolog has won a new three-year contract from Esso to handle its UK delivery business for Tesco Express (Alliance). The contract, which runs to June 2019, also covers Esso’s industrial and wholesale delivery network...

Combining chemistry and archaeology gives scientists a real buzz

That ability to use chemistry to help other sciences is being illustrated across many disciplines. Take the way scientists have combined chemistry with archaeology as part of new research from the University of Bristol. The...

The importance of emerging from the silo

One of the biggest challenges for science has long been the process by which researchers embrace different disciplines for the common good. For some chemists, broadening their horizons means disputing the old adage ‘once a...

Integration of Management Systems

The 2015 Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations require that hazardous sites demonstrate within the COMAH Safety Report that risk management is integrated into all their activities, and the focus of the regulator...
Scientific Girls

STEM subjects campaign starts to bear fruit

When the UK’s GCSE results were announced last summer, many of the headlines surrounded the sharp rise in the number of 17-year-olds leaving education with good GCSEs in English and maths. But look deeper into...

Attracting girls into scientific careers

One ongoing concern for government ministers and industry leaders alike has been the lack of girls taking STEM GCSEs and the shortage of those going onto A Level and university courses as well. To counter...

Ready for REACH 2018?

Tempus Fugit! Time Flies! Very traditional on a grandfather clock but not good for companies dealing with the 2018 REACH registration deadline. We are more than halfway through the 5 year “wait” between the...

Registration strategy

REACH is a complex chemical regulation that aims to protect human health and the environment from substances that are hazardous, by using information about the substance to determine the risk and hence safe use....