UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton

The United Kingdom (UK) Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced on May 6, 2022, the beginning of a six-month public consultation on restriction proposals on lead in ammunition and substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU). According to its press release, HSE proposed the restriction

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that MeiraGTx UK II Limited receive a 12-year review period for its use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO). The applicant uses the substance as a manufacturing aid in the production of gene therapy products at its manufacturing facility in London, UK.

4-ter-OPnEO is known to have endocrine-disrupting properties

The Acta Group’s (Acta®) March 23, 2022, webinar “UK REACH, What’s Happened and What’s Next?” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/815913916012295937. During this 1-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; Steven P. Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Manager, REACH, Acta; and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®,

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in conjunction with the Environment Agency, has assessed 11 substances and substance groups that were added to the EU REACH Candidate List. As a result, the agencies have identified the following four substances, or substance groups, that require regulatory management options analysis (RMOA):

Substance Name

Identified Uses

Dioctyltin dilaurate,

CHEMUK 2022 brings together all the stages of chemical and chemical product development, specification, and processing/manufacturing communities with crucial supply chain supplier groups. Acta is a proud sponsor, and Steven P. Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Manager, REACH and Emma Louise Jackson, CBiol MSB, Regulatory Consultant will be at Acta’s exhibit table on May 11

Companies worldwide must be aware of the significant implications for chemical regulatory compliance under the United Kingdom (UK) REACH regulation as the UK has completed its first year of complete separation from the European Union (EU). Companies should act quickly to understand their rights and obligations under UK REACH to maintain continuity of their supply