The COSTHA 2010 Annual Forum & Expo, a gathering of professionals who are experts in the safe movement of hazardous materials and goods around the world.

Hazmat Movers Heading to St. Petersburg

The COSTHA 2010 Annual Forum & Expo, a gathering of professionals who are experts in the safe movement of hazardous materials and goods around the world, begins Sunday.

St. Petersburg, Fla., is the site of COSTHA 2010 Annual Forum & Expo, a gathering of professionals who are experts in the safe movement of hazardous materials and goods around the world. The meeting begins Sunday, its agenda packed with sessions involving the latest regulations governing the shipment of batteries (including DOT's rules for lithium battery transportation), European and Canadian regulations on hazmats moved by road, the Globally Harmonized System and HazCom, air and ocean shipping, and an air carrier/shipper roundtable featuring top federal and international officials.

The event takes place April 25-28 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. The event is named "Beyond the Basics of DG Compliance." (DG refers to Dangerous Goods.)

COSTHA, the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles, was founded in 1972. Its members are a who's who of airlines, chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturers, courier companies, shipping companies such as UPS and FedEx Express, drugmakers, automakers, the hazmat emergency response agency CHEMTREC, the Dangerous Goods Council Inc., the Institute of Makers of Explosives, and familiar names in MSDSs, training, and labeling -- 3E, J.J. Keller & Associates, and LabelMaster.

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