MULTIMODAL As is often the case, the third session of the biennium saw the UN TDG experts faced with an enormous agenda. Although some issues were batted back for more work, the meeting did manage to finalise some important changes
ROAD/RAIL Many of the issues that the RID/ADR/ADN joint experts are called upon to debate are of such a technical nature that matters have to be passed on to the standards-setting bodies. Such practice raises its own set of problems
ROAD/RAIL Caught between the UN experts on the one hand and the modal plenary bodies on the other, the joint meeting of RID/ADR/ADN experts has to consider both the broader and more specific impact of its decisions. Its latest session advocated some late changes to the rules due to appear next year
GHS One might think that generation of the globally harmonised system of classification and labelling of chemicals would be a finite project but, with a Sub-committee in place, new tasks can always be found – even ten years after it started work
GHS While the experts took the opportunity at the first meeting of the new biennium to look over some new proposals, they have another three meetings to agree any changes to the Purple Book and few final decisions were made.