British Cement Association: Shelf-life expired cement* – chromium (VI)-related
BCA advice on the options available to Member Company customers
Since the introduction of the chromium (VI) directive for cement/cement-containing preparations, its implementation via COSHH and CHIP regulations in the UK on 17 January 2005, and the advent of the 'shelf-life' concept for cement, it is now more likely than before that cement may be discarded as waste. At expiry of the 'chromium (VI)-related shelf-life' (declared storage period), or earlier if a reduced cement has not been stored as recommended by the manufacturer, the cement may become a waste because the 'holder' will be unsure of, or be unable to apply, the several alternatives available. This Fact Sheet describes the possible options under the chromium (VI) legislation.