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BeST Autumn Quarterly Newsletter now available

In this edition: Beryllium receives EU support for use in electronics Don’t know about beryllium’s contribution to circularity and sustainability? Look no further BeST participates in industry workshop on environmental policy developments Sharing the success of the Be Responsible Program BeST online Download the quarterly newsletter here

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BeST endorses the recommendation not to restrict Beryllium under RoHS

Oeko Institut, the consulting group commissioned by the European Commission to conduct substance specific assessments under the RoHS Directive, has recently published its final substance report dedicated to Beryllium and compounds recommending not to restrict Beryllium and compounds under RoHS. The report acknowledges the material’s strategic value for many industry sectors due to its unique […]

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Beryllium receives EU support for use in electronics

      The European Union conducted an assessment using the new RoHS methodology and has issued a technical report recommending that beryllium and compounds can continue to be used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and should not be restricted. Industry strongly supports this recommendation as confirmation of the material’s strategic value for many […]

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Update: Industry welcomes new worker protection standard for beryllium

  Update:  On 20 June 2019, the official text of the 3rd amendment of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive was published on the EU Official Journal. The newly amended directive will enter into force twenty days after the publication on the EU Official Journal and includes new occupational exposure levels (OELs) for several substances. The new […]

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BeST Spring Quarterly Newsletter now available

In this edition: Industry Welcomes new worker protection standard for beryllium Worldwide producers of Beryllium gather in Brussels for the BeST 2019 AGM BeST receives award as EU-OSHA official campaign partner ITER to receive new funding DID YOU KNOW FUN FACTS The newsletter is available here

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Industry welcomes new worker protection standard for beryllium

After several years of thorough study and consideration, the EU is about to adopt a new worker protection standard for beryllium. The Beryllium Science and Technology Association (BeST) welcomes the new standard which will provide legal certainty, harmonised protection of workers and a level playing field in the EU. The new worker protection standard for […]

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BeST receives award as EU-OSHA official campaign partner

BeST participated in the EU-OSHA good practice exchange event and award ceremony on 05 and 06 March 2019 in Brussels. The event marked the 10th anniversary of the campaign partnership scheme of the European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA). The two-day event featured several plenary talks and practical workshops offering the participants […]

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BeST Winter Quarterly Newsletter is now out

In this issue: Protection of workers, key priority for all European Institutions BeST becomes official campaign partner of the Safe Worker Campaign So many legislative activities on RoHS CRMs against overregulation and in favour of consistency CRMs in our everyday life: Raw Materials Week DID YOU KNOW? Read the newsletter here

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BeST submits comments to RoHS Consultation on revised (draft) methodology

In February 2018, the European Commission announced that it had commissioned Oeko Institut to conduct another substance review project under the RoHS Directive. Oeko Institut has recently launched a stakeholder consultation, with deadline on 21 December 2018, with the aim of receiving input and comments on the revised manual (draft) methodology to identify and assess […]

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