The CTIF Commission for Hazardous Materials is asking for support in creating a change in the labelling system for transporting toxic and flammable gases. There is an international referendum on this topic in Geneve July 1 - 5, so please follow the instructions in this post and send the attached files to all interested decision makers you know in your area.

Dear presidents, dear delegates, dear friends!

In the name of the CTIF Hazmat Commission we will ask you to help us with the support for a change of the labeling of toxic and flammable gases.

We are writing to you with a request for support.

In July 2019 the CTIF Hazmat Commission together with the country of Spain will present a joint proposal to the United Nations ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, in Geneva for a vote.

This proposal brings a better differentiation of toxic or flammable gases for our first responders in regards to the labelling of dangerous goods on all modes of transport (road, rail, marine and air).

The advantages of this proposal are:

 - Easier to identify the label from a distance

- Differentiation of gases from flammable solids, toxic or flammable liquids

- Better awareness for all everyone involved (Education, transport, accident,...)

- Waving the flag for all firefighters worldwide

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Gasper B. - Source: CTIF

Federation of the European Union Fire Officers Associations