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2018-14 June 4, 2018 PHMSA and OSHA Issue Notices of Public Meeting in Preparation of Upcoming Sessions of the UN Sub-Committee of the Experts on TDG and GHS

By JHMT StaffJune 4, 2018

From June 25 – July 4, 2018, the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (SCETDG) will hold its 53rd session; the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Sub-Committee (or UNSCEGHS) will meet afterward July 4-6, 2018 for its 35th session. They will be the third sessions of the 2017-2018 biennium which is expected to result in revisions to the Model Regulations and GHS.

On May 17, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the UNSCEGHS on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. In the same notice, it is announced that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the UNSCETDG session. It is noted that during this meeting, PHMSA will also be requesting comments relative to potential new work items that may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda.

Click here to view OSHA's notice in the Federal Register for details on time, location, and advanced meeting registration. Conference call-in and “Skype meeting” capability will be provided for both meetings.

For vital background reading, The Journal prepared pre-meeting reports for both upcoming sessions:

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