WHAT IS THE HAZMAT WORKING GROUP?

The ADS HazMat Working Group was originally set up to manage the issues surrounding the REACH chemicals directive in order to prevent the Environmental Working Group meetings being swamped by discussions on REACH. Under the reorganisation following the creation of ADS, the remit of this group has now expanded to include other hazardous materials legislation.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP?

The ADS HazMat Working Group assists ADS members in managing the risks associated with hazardous substances to coordinate, communicate and promote authoritative information exchange. It gives early Warnings, coordinating responses and positioning. It briefs members through workshops, Webinars and briefings through the ADS website and other media. In June 2017, the HazMat WG published their first 'newsletter', which it is now planned to produce on a quarterly basis.

It is involved in guidance formation for supply chain communication on REACH / RoHS / CLP / POPs, etc. The Group also builds relationships with regulators and legislators (BEIS, HSE, MPs, MEPs, ECHA, EC, CAA/EASA, etc.) and works with other groups such as ASD, AIA, BCF, SEA, IAEG, etc., on Hazardous substances to stakeholders informing on regulatory compliance and risks that affect the aerospace, defence and security sectors. The HazMat Working Group also covers changes in legislation and conventions where they could have a material effect on the industry. This includes impact on the use or availability of substances and mixtures. It also includes impact on the measures needed for their use.

Examples in scope include ATEX Directive / DSEAR changes, Seveso Directive / COMAH changes, Biocides Regulation changes / updates. Health and Safety legislation unrelated to chemicals or mixtures is specifically out of scope.

 

HAZMAT ACRONYMS AND REACH DEFINITIONS

 REACH Acronyms - 2018 11 Issue 2.1.pdf (822 KB)

 

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2017 Q2.pdf (427 KB)

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2017 Q3.pdf (377 KB)

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2017 Q4.pdf (340 KB)

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2018 Q1.pdf (425 KB)

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2018 Q2.pdf (351 KB)

 ADSHazMat_Newsletter 2018 Q3.pdf (591 KB)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PRE-REGISTRATION

 REACH 2018 ADS Flyer.pdf (260 KB) 

 

BRIEFING NOTE: REACH - WHAT IT MEANS TO AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SUPPLY CHAINS OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION

 REACH What it means to Aerospace and Defence Supply Chains outside the European Union.pdf (261 KB)

 

HOW DO I JOIN?

Membership of this group is open to all ADS members - to join, please contact Kevin.Morris@adsgroup.org.uk or tel.: 020 7091 4530, who will validate your application and add you to the Membership


Key Roles

Group Facilitator
Kevin Morris, ADS Group Ltd (Farnborough)
kevin.morris@adsgroup.org.uk | Tel: 0207 091 4530

Chairperson
Terry Rees-Pedlar, BAE SYSTEMS PLC


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