Proposals for the UK enforcement of the EU 'REACH' chemicals regulation

Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA) on 2007-03-26 13:02:24

A consultation document on the proposals for enforcement of the REACH Regulation in the UK was published today. REACH, ( Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) was agreed by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on 18 December 2006. The Regulation will come into force on 1 June this year. It will form the EU's framework legislation for the management, control and use of chemicals, replacing much of the current patchwork of over 40 pieces of legislation.

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