Monday, August 10, 2020

Compiled by JHMT Staff with proposals reviewed and commented on by Dr. Michele R Sullivan, PhD, Technical AdvisorJune 11, 2020

Now available exclusively to Journal subscribers: The 39th session of the GHS Sub-Committee, initially scheduled from July 8 to 10, 2020 has been postponed due to the risks related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and is now scheduled for December 9 to 11 2020. The SCEGHS agenda will include 14 formal proposals (working papers) in 4 general topic areas as well as 3 informal (INF) papers as of the time of publication. Additional papers may be expected as the December meeting date approaches.

There will only be three session in this biennium. All documents that were submitted for the July session of the sub-committee will automatically be placed on the agenda for the December session. Finalizing all items in the program of work for the biennium in 3 sessions instead of 4 may be challenging. Changes to the GHS agreed at previous sessions and the December session will form the basis for amendments included in the 9th revised edition. 

In this report, we provide brief summaries of each proposal and linked those summaries to the individual proposals.  Further, we have presented these proposals in subject categories as shown below.

  • Classification criteria and related hazard communication
  • Hazard communication
  • Implementation of the GHS
  • Other business

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