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  • Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 - Consultation on proposed Approved Code of Practice

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on proposed Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) that will support duty holder compliance with the new Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR). REPPIR is being repealed and replaced as part of transposing the emergency preparedness and response requirements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 made under the Euratom Treaty. REPPIR 2019 is being made under the Health and Safety at... More
    Opened 10 April 2019
  • CD287 - Carcinogens and Mutagens – Revision of limit values in EH40/2005 “Workplace Exposure Limits”

    Consultation by the Health and Safety Executive This Consultation relates to the implementation of Directive 2017/2398 which amends Directive 2004/37/EC and introduces 11 new occupational exposure limits values (OELVs) and amends 2 existing OELVs for substances to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to carcinogens and mutagens in the workplace . The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consults stakeholders to seek their views on its... More
    Opened 15 April 2019
  • CD288 - Consultation Questionnaire on the amendments to Mines Regulations 2014 (MR2014)

    Consultation by the Health and Safety Executive This Consultation relates to proposed amendments to the Mines Regulations 2014 (MR2014) to apply a new binding limit for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) of 0.1mg/m 3 below ground in coal mines. MR2014 impose duties on mine operators to protect persons at work from the risks to their health arising from exposure to inhalable and respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica (RCS) below ground in coal mines.... More
    Opened 4 November 2019
  • REACH – Applications for authorisation AFA001-01 – Review Report

    Public consultation on alternatives Reference : AFA001-01 Applicant : Rolls-Royce PLC Application type : Review report Substance name : Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) EC Number : 204-211-0 CAS Number : 117-81-7 Proposed use: The processing of a stop-off formulation containing DEHP during the diffusion bonding and manufacture of aero engine fan blades Broad... More
    Opened 11 May 2021
  • PPP 001 - Cinmethylin DAR

    Consultation number: PPP 001 Consultation on the first GB approval of the new active substance cinmethylin Deadline for comments: +60 days from publication date (19.07.21). This consultation relates to GB's Draft Assessment Report (DAR) for the new active substance cinmethylin. Cinmethylin (BAS 684 H) is a new herbicidal active substance for use in plant protection products for controlling the growth of annual grasses and several broadleaf weed species in... More
    Opened 20 May 2021
  • GB CLP 001 - Cinmethylin - GB MCL proposal

    Article 37A ( GB mandatory classification and labelling of substances) proposal: GBCLP 001 Substance name: Cinmethylin (ISO); rac-(1R,2S,4S)-1-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-2-[(2-methylphenyl)methoxy]-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane CAS Number: 87818-31-3 EC Number: 402-410-9 You are invited to comment on this proposal for GB mandatory classification and labelling prepared by HSE as the GB CLP Agency. The hazard classes open for consultation are... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • REACH – Applications for authorisation AFA002-01 – OPEO

    Public consultation on alternatives Reference : AFA002-01 Applicant : MeiraGTX UK II Limited Application type : Initial Substance name : 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) EC Number : CAS Number : 9036-19-5 Proposed use: Use of 4-tert-OPnEO in the development of gene therapies Broad information on use applied for (conditions of use and... More
    Opened 14 July 2021
  • CD289 - Amendments to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 consultation

    The proposed changes to The Personal Protective Equipment at Work 1992 Regulations (PPER) In November 2020, a court judgment found that the UK had failed to adequately transpose aspects of two EU Directives into domestic law - Article 8(4) and 8(5) of EU Directive 89/391/EEC (“the Health and Safety Framework Directive”) and Article 3 of EU Directive 89/656/EEC (“the PPE Directive”). The UK implementation of these provisions only applied to employees and the court... More
    Opened 19 July 2021
  • CD290 - Consultation on proposed minor administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015

    This Consultation relates to administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) which are required because of the dissolution of Public Health England (PHE). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consults stakeholders to seek their views on its proposals. It believes that public consultation provides an open and transparent approach to its decision-making. Following consultation, HSE will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State on... More
    Opened 30 July 2021
  • UK REACH Testing Proposal 001

    Substance name : 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dimethyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate CAS Number : 57583-35-4 EC Number : 260-829-0 The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing was proposed Genetic toxicity in vivo (comet assay in liver and duodenum combined with bone marrow micronucleus evaluation) Parties concerned are invited to provide scientifically valid information and... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • UK REACH Testing Proposal 003

    Substance name : hexyl salicylate CAS Number : 6259-76-3 EC Number : 228-408-6 The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing was proposed Sub-chronic toxicity in the rat (90-day): oral (using OECD Test Guideline 408) Deviation: an additional reproductive toxicity cohort of females will be included to cover the endpoints of a reproduction/developmental screening test according to OECD TG 421; males of the toxicity... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • UK REACH Testing Proposal 004

    Substance name : 1-(4-(acetyloxy)-3-((acetyloxy)methyl)phenyl)ethenone CAS Number : 24085-06-1 EC Number : 921-042-4 The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing was proposed Genetic toxicity in vivo (using OECD Guideline 474: Mammalian Erythrocyte Micronucleus Test and OECD Guideline 489: In Vivo Mammalian Alkaline Comet Assay) Parties concerned are invited to provide scientifically valid information... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • UK REACH Testing Proposal 002

    Substance name : 2,2-dimethyl-3-oxopropyl dodecanoate CAS Number : 102985-93-3 EC Number : 468-880-2 The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing was proposed Long term toxicity to fish using OECD Guideline 210 (Fish, Early-Life Stage Toxicity Test) Parties concerned are invited to provide scientifically valid information and studies that address the relevant substance and hazard... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • UK REACH – restriction proposals 001 - Questions for the call for evidence for the lead shot ammunition

    We are gathering information and evidence to support the development of a UK REACH restriction dossier (report) on risks to the environment and human health of the use of lead in ammunition (projectiles) in all habitats in Great Britain (GB; England, Scotland, Wales). Military and non-civilian use of ammunition is excluded. UK REACH came into force at the end of the EU exit transition period (31 st December 2020) and regulates the access of chemicals to the GB market. Under the Northern... More
    Opened 23 August 2021
  • REACH - Publication of HSE’s draft recommendation (2021) for Annex 14 (the Authorisation List) - Disodium octaborate

    Draft recommendation (2021) for inclusion of substances in Annex 14 of UK REACH Periodically, HSE is required to recommend priority substances to be included on the authorisation list (Annex 14) of UK REACH. Before submitting this recommendation, HSE is required to make it publicly available on its website, inviting all interested parties to comment. HSE will update its recommendation, taking account of any comments received during this period. Two substances are... More
    Opened 31 August 2021
  • REACH - Publication of HSE’s draft recommendation 2021 for Annex 14 (the Authorisation List) - Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)

    Draft recommendation (2021) for inclusion of substances in Annex 14 of UK REACH Periodically, HSE is required to recommend priority substances to be included on the authorisation list (Annex 14) of UK REACH. Before submitting this recommendation, HSE is required to make it publicly available on its website, inviting all interested parties to comment. HSE will update its recommendation, taking account of any comments received during this period. Two substances are... More
    Opened 31 August 2021
  • UK REACH – restriction proposals 002 - Call for evidence: substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU)

    We are gathering information and evidence to support the development of a UK REACH restriction dossier (report) on risks to human health arising from the use of certain pigments and other substances in tattoo ink and permanent make-up (PMU). UK REACH came into force at the end of the EU exit transition period (31st December 2020) and regulates the access of chemicals to the GB market. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU REACH continues to regulate the access of chemicals to the... More
    Opened 3 September 2021
  • Panel Member Recruitment for Interim Residents’ Panel

    As part of the planned building safety reforms, HSE must set up a Residents’ Panel. This will give residents an ongoing voice to help shape the work of the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) in England. Meanwhile, we’re setting up an Interim Residents’ Panel that will help us: prepare for the new regulatory framework set up the Residents’ Panel Please use the online survey below to tell us whether you are applying as an... More
    Opened 6 October 2021
  • UK REACH Testing Proposal 005

    Substance name : (E)-N-{6-[(E)-({2-[2-(heptan-3-yl)-1,3-oxazolidin-3-yl]ethoxy}(hydroxy)methylidene)amino]hexyl}{2-[2-(heptan-3-yl)-1,3-oxazolidin-3-yl]ethoxy}carboximidic acid CAS Number : 140921-24-0 EC Number : 925-259-5 The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate testing was propose d Repeated Dose 90-Day Oral Toxicity Study in Rodents (OECD 408) Pre-natal Developmental Toxicity Study in Rodents (OECD 414) ... More
    Opened 22 October 2021
  • UK REACH – PFAS RMOA - Call for evidence

    The UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments have asked HSE and the Environment Agency to prepare a regulatory management options analysis (RMOA) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This RMOA will investigate the risks posed by PFAS and recommend the best approach to protect human health and the environment from any identified risks. This call for evidence aims to gather information and evidence that will support HSE and the Environment Agency with the preparation of the RMOA. ... More
    Opened 1 December 2021
  • CD291 - Revision of the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996

    Purpose of this consultation This consultation relates to the review of the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 (GSMR). These regulations apply to the conveyance of natural gas (majority methane and can include ethane, nitrogen, propane and carbon dioxide) through pipes to domestic and other consumers. The regulations cover four main areas: the safe management of gas flow through a network, particularly those parts supplying domestic consumers, and a... More
    Opened 28 January 2022
  • REACH – Applications for authorisation AFA005-01 – OPEO

    Public consultation on alternatives Reference : AFA005-01 Applicant : Abbott Laboratories Limited Application type : Initial Substance name : Annex 14, entry 42 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated [covering well-defined substances and UVCB substances, polymers and homologues] (4-tert-OPnEO) 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated EC Number: 618-344-0 CAS... More
    Opened 28 January 2022
  • REACH – Applications for authorisation AFA007-01 – OPEO/NPEO

    Public consultation on alternatives Reference : AFA007-01 Applicant : IDEXX Laboratories Limited Application type : Initial Substance name : Annex 14, entry 42 - 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated [covering well-defined substances and UVCB substances, polymers and homologues] (4-tert-OPnEO) 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated EC Number: 618-344-0 ... More
    Opened 28 January 2022
  • UK REACH – 1,4-dioxane RMOA - Call for evidence

    The UK REACH work programme for 2021/22 states that we will assess all the substances that have been submitted for identification as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in EU REACH at the time the work programme was published (if they are not already on the UK REACH Candidate List) and consider if they are appropriate for SVHC identification in UK REACH. As a result of an initial assessment of these substances, HSE and the Environment Agency identified 4 substances requiring a... More
    Opened 9 February 2022
  • UK REACH – DOTL RMOA - Call for evidence

    The UK REACH work programme for 2021/22 states that we will assess all the substances that have been submitted for identification as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in EU REACH at the time the work programme was published (if they are not already on the UK REACH Candidate List) and consider if they are appropriate for SVHC identification in UK REACH. As a result of an initial assessment of these substances, HSE and the Environment Agency identified 4 substances requiring a... More
    Opened 9 February 2022
  • UK REACH – PDDP RMOA - Call for evidence

    The UK REACH work programme for 2021/22 states that we will assess all the substances that have been submitted for identification as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in EU REACH at the time the work programme was published (if they are not already on the UK REACH Candidate List) and consider if they are appropriate for SVHC identification in UK REACH. As a result of an initial assessment of these substances, HSE and the Environment Agency identified 4 substances requiring a... More
    Opened 9 February 2022
  • UK REACH – SBAA RMOA - Call for evidence

    The UK REACH work programme for 2021/22 states that we will assess all the substances that have been submitted for identification as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in EU REACH at the time the work programme was published (if they are not already on the UK REACH Candidate List) and consider if they are appropriate for SVHC identification in UK REACH. As a result of an initial assessment of these substances, HSE and the Environment Agency identified 4 substances requiring a... More
    Opened 9 February 2022
  • REACH – Applications for authorisation AFA006-01 – TCE

    Public consultation on alternatives Reference : AFA006-01 Applicant: ENTEK International Limited Application type: Review Report Substance name: Trichloroethylene (TCE) EC Number: 201-167-4 CAS Number: 79-01-6 Proposed use: Use of trichloroethylene as an extraction solvent for removal of process oil and formation of the porous structure in polyethylene-based separators used in lead-acid batteries ... More
    Opened 17 March 2022
  • Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 – Post Implementation Review

    The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 are being reviewed now. Stakeholders across a range of sectors are providing feedback so that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can ensure the regulations are meeting industry needs effectively. These regulations help keep thousands of workers safe from potentially harmful radiation. We want to hear about how the regulations are working for you. It only takes around 5-12 minutes (depending on options) to provide... More
    Opened 25 April 2022
  • UK REACH – Restriction Proposals 003 - Substances and groups of substances that pose a risk to human health if they are present in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU)

    On 29 April 2021, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the Agency for UK REACH received a request under Article 69(1) of UK REACH from the Defra Secretary of State, with the consent of the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government, to prepare an Annex 15 restriction dossier assessing the risks to humans from substances in tattoo ink and permanent make up (PMU). As of 4 January 2022, the European Union (EU) has restricted the presence of over 4000 potentially harmful substances in... More
    Opened 6 May 2022
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