Important information for members regarding the papers on proposed changes to explosive classification criteria under the GHS for the Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts circulated recently – for comment by 12 November

On looking at the papers that are listed for the meeting the following are felt to be, from both a technical and legal framework perspective quite significant and be of interest to a wide range of individual and corporate members involved in both transport, classification and labelling for supply and who work with energetic materials.

 

Agenda item 2(b) Explosives and related matters.

 

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/67            (IME) Recommendations for Test Series 8

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/68            (IME) UN 0222 Ammonium nitrate

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/78            (CEFIC) Transport of energetic samples for further testing
ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/81            (Sweden) Inconsequent use of the expression “manufactured with a view to producing a practical explosive or pyrotechnic effect”

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/82            (Sweden) Missing description in test procedure of Test 6 (d) in the Manual of Tests and Criteria

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/85            (Chairman of the Working Group on Explosives, Sweden) Proposed criteria for an amended classification system for explosives in the GHS

ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2018/87            (United States of America) Application of the default fireworks classification table for classification of certain articles, pyrotechnic UN 0431

 

If company or individual members have any comments or views these are welcomed by DfT Dangerous Goods Team, who can be contacted at – dangerousgoods@dft.gsi.gov.uk

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