Provisional agenda for the official 45th session
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sub-committee of Experts on the GHS
United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
OSHA aligned with the GHS Rev 3 for the HCS 2012
Submit comments on UN Papers to www.regulations.gov
This notice is to advise interested persons that OSHA will conduct a hybrid public meeting on November 15, 2023, in advance of the 45th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held as an in-person meeting December 6-8, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.
DATES: The virtual public meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Specific information for the joint meeting will be posted when available on the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/hazcom/international#meeting-notice.
ADDRESSES: This meeting will be a virtual meeting, meaning it will be held virtually broadcasted from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Headquarters Conference Center, Washington, DC 20590.
Written Comments: Interested parties may submit comments December 6, 2023, on the Working and Informal Papers for the 45th session of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at: http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005.
PHMSA's meeting will be held virtually from the DOT Headquarters, Washington, DC: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., ET. TDG Remote Option, https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview, join on your computer, mobile app or room device, or call in (audio only) at (509) 931-1572, Conference ID: 295 800 313#.
OSHA's meeting will also be held virtually from the DOT Headquarters, Washington, DC; and will begin at 1:00 p.m., ET. GHS Remote Option, https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview, or join on your computer, mobile app or room device, or call in (audio only) at (509) 931-1572, Conference ID: 315 989 048#.
Conference call-in and "Teams meeting" capability will be provided for both meetings. Information on how to access the conference call and "Teams meeting" will be posted when available at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/international-program-overview, under Upcoming Events.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
At the Department of Transportation: Please contact Mr. Steven Webb, email@example.com, or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Weiner.Aaron@dot.gov, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation.
At the Department of Labor: Please contact Ms. Janet Carter, U.S. Delegate for the GHS, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, telephone: (202) 693-2370, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSHA will conduct a virtual public meeting on November 15, 2023, to discuss proposals in preparation for the 45th session of the UNSCEGHS to be held as an in-person meeting December 6-8, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland. The November 15th public meeting will occur jointly with the DOT PHMSA to discuss proposals in preparation for the 63rd session of the UNSCETDG to be held as an in-person meeting November 27–December 6, 2023. Advanced meeting registration information for each session will be posted on the PHMSA and OSHA websites.
The OSHA Meeting
OSHA is hosting an open informal public meeting in advance of the 45th session of the UNSCEGHS which will represent the second meeting scheduled for the 2023–2024 biennium. Information on the work of the UNSCEGHS, including meeting agendas, working and informal papers, reports, and documents from previous sessions can be found on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport Division website located at: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html.