3 September 2017: Significant Changes & Amendments to the 59th Edition (2018) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
"The 59th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by ICAO to the 2017–2018 edition of the Technical Instructions. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs."
26 June 2017: IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, 58th Edition, Addendum Posted 20 June 2017
"Following discussion at ICAO DGP-WG/17 on additional mitigation measures to address potential risks posed by the carriage of portable electronic devices (PED) in checked baggage due to the security restrictions, the ICAO Air Navigation Commission and Council have approved an addendum to Part 8, Table 8-1 of the ICAO Technical Instructions."
7 February 2017: Withdrawl Of Final Rule (HM-215N)
The new US administration directed DOT to withdraw the Final Rule (HM-215N) that would have harmonised the US domestic dangerous goods regulations, 49 CFR, with the new international regulations set out in the 19th revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, IMDG Code and 2017- 2018 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions.
The Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, as part of the UN Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, met in Geneva from 27 June to 6 July 2016. This document is their official report.
A useful guide to the Instructions to be followed, while sticking changes and new provision into IATA DGR 57th Edition (compiled by Tomasz Rudolf DGR/ADR Instructor at DHL DGR, Instructor & Advisor / Owner at DGRudolf https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomrudolf/
Lithium Batteries as Cargo in 2016
"The 25th meeting of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel meeting (DGP/25), which was held in Montreal 19 – 30 October 2015, considered a number of proposals to address safety concerns associated with the carriage of lithium batteries as cargo."
To read the full Notice, please click on this link: ICAO Lithium Batteries as Cargo
12 May 2015 - CDG Prosecution: You may wish to note the first prosecution under CDG2009, as detailed on the HSE's News page. BADGP advises companies to take note of the learning points.
BADGP is unique in several ways: no other organisation represents individual professionals working in the dangerous goods area in any function, including, but not limited to, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors. It covers all major modes of transport. Members from outside Great Britain are positively welcomed (but all meetings are held in GB).