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Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd


Mark Selby

Mark Selby has worked in the area of regulatory science for over 20 years, starting with a UK-based speciality chemical manufacturer at the time that the EINECS list was closing.  This background in industry provided a valuable insight into the problems facing manufacturing organisations with limited resources and tight schedules, but which needed to keep up with legislation.

Work surrounding chemical supply legislation and other regulatory testing led to contact with a multi-national Contract Research Organisation working mainly for the pharmaceutical industry and Mark was employed by them in 1989 to set up a consulting service to cover chemical supply legislation. Work also included providing advice to colleagues to ensure that regulatory testing for chemical supply was performed effectively and that laboratory staff had access to the correct equipment and test guidelines.

Working now as an independent consultant, trading as Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd, Mark advises industry on the use of data for classification and labelling, the testing of chemical products and submission processes in support of EU chemical supply legislation.  This includes a substantial amount of writing and training work, including lecturing for all levels of industry which aims to link the regulatory constraints with practical solutions for producers and users of chemical products.

As well as a trainer for the CHCS
(http://www.chcs.org.uk) and for the ETCIC REACH training at Hull University (http://www.etcic.com), Mark works with REACHReady (http://www.reachready.co.uk) as one of their advisors and trainers.   Mark has also been involved with the European Commission funded 'Twinning' projects helping new EU Member States.

Recent work has included training and support for European Competent Authorities and ECHA foundation courses to help scientific and regulatory training of personnel working in various agencies. 

Gill Pagliuca 

Gill Pagliuca has nearly 20 years experience of working in the area of chemical hazards and regulatory information. She has spent most of this time working for the UK National Chemical Emergency Centre, specialising in providing chemical safety and emergency response products and services around the world, helping organisations to improve their chemical safety management and regulatory compliance. Gill represented the NCEC on a number of UK and International committees, including those related to the transport of dangerous goods.

More recently, Gill led the development of NCEC's consultancy services, including both public and private sector projects in areas such as managing hazardous goods incidents, and complying with transport and supply regulations.

Gill is has been actively involved with CHCS from the begining, taking on a number of roles in steering groups and is one of the established trainers covering classification and labelling (CLP)

Gill joined Denehurst in 2009 to advise and support companies in complying with REACH and CLP and to also add her expertise on transport and labelling issues.



Mark Selby
Mark enjoying a trip to Tehran and fully endorsing the local practice of not wearing a tie