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European Parliament and Council adopt their positions on 3rd batch of the CMD

On 20 November 2018, the European Parliament adopted its position on the 3rd batch of substances of the CMD and confirmed the European Commission’s proposal with a few additional elements, i.e biomonitoring for Cadmium. Similarly, on 06 December 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted its General Approach endorsing the European Commission’s proposal and, in […]

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BeST submits comments to ELV Directive Roadmap

At the beginning of October, the European Commission published an evaluation roadmap on Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (ELV Directive) with the aim of updating its content and eliminating overlaps with other EU legislation dealing with waste and chemicals. The European Commission has a legal obligation to review the ELV Directive by 31 December 2020 […]

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BeST submits feedback to RoHS evaluation Roadmap

The European Commission launched the RoHS evaluation Roadmap on 14 September 2018 – Feedback can be submitted by end of today (12 October 2018). According to the roadmap, the RoHS Directive will be reviewed by July 2021 and information from stakeholders will be gathered through (i) a public consultation in Spring 2019, (ii) targeted interviews (Member […]

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BeST becomes official campaign partner of EU-OSHA workplace campaign

BeST has joined, as official campaign partner, EU-OSHA’s two-year workplace campaign entitled “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances”. EU-OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. Their Healthy Workplaces Campaigns are flagship awareness raising activities that aim at promoting safety and health at the workplace across Europe. The 2018/2019 Healthy Workplaces Manage […]

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BeST Summer Quarterly Newsletter is now out

In this issue: European Parliament looks at worker protection; No need to restrict Beryllium; Campaign to promote and not substitute critical raw materials; U.S. OSHA and industry reach beryllium settlement; NASA successfully test next-generation space reactor; BeST welcomes CBL Ceramics. Read the newsletter here

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BeST submits comments to RoHS consultation

In February 2018, the European Commission announced that it had commissioned Oeko Institut to conduct another substance review project under the RoHS Directive. Seven shortlisted substances have been identified, including Beryllium and its compounds, to be assessed in the frame of a future review and amendment of the RoHS Directive. BeST objects to the inclusion of […]

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BeST submits comments to the European Commission’s proposal for an OEL for Beryllium

On 5 April 2018, the European Commission proposed an OEL of 600 ng/m3 as an 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA) for “Inhalable” beryllium-containing particulates, for a transition period of 5 years, to be subsequently reduced to 200 ng/m3 inhalable 8h TWA after the transitional period. BeST endorses the OEL of 600 ng/m3 inhalable 8h TWA for the transitional […]

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BeST welcomes CBL Ceramics LTD as new associate member

With the addition of CBL Ceramics LTD, a manufacturer of advanced ceramics specializing in beryllium oxide ceramics, BeST has a total of three full members and three associate members gathering all the main players of the Beryllium industry and actively cooperating to protect all workers handling beryllium-containing materials.  

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BeST Spring Quarterly Newsletter is out

In this issue: Where protection starts – safe working with Beryllium; BeST supports safer worker campaign; EU to do more on sourcing of Critical Raw Materials; Critical Raw Materials and Circular Economy; U.S. List includes Beryllium; Rare emerald-beryl found in Russian Urals; Kazakh scientists obtain U.S. patent for Beryllium extraction technology; Worker Safety in the […]

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BeST position paper on RoHS

In February 2018, the European Commission announced that it had commissioned Oeko Institut to conduct another substance review project under the RoHS Directive. Seven shortlisted substances have been identified, including Beryllium and its compounds, to be assessed in the frame of a future review and amendment of the RoHS Directive. BeST objects to the inclusion of […]

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