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North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum - Montreal 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Montreal,
Security of loads on vehicles is a matter of public safety, and is therefore subject to government regulation and a body of industry practice. Regulations on vehicle loads are set and enforced by the provinces in Canada and the states in the U.S.

Since 1994 there has been active and close collaboration between representatives of governments and industry in Canada and the United States in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for securement of cargo on highway transport vehicles. This collaboration takes place twice annually – once in the U.S. in the spring and once in Canada in the fall – at the North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum.

At the forum, stakeholders gather to discuss cargo securement regulations in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for the securement of cargo on or within commercial motor vehicles throughout North America.

In order to better enable communication of meeting documents and information, registration is requested.

For more information, contact Will Schaefer at CVSA williams@cvsa.org or 301-830-6154.learn more...

2018 COHMED Conference

Monday, January 29, 2018 - Friday, February 2, 2018
Garden Grove, CA
The COHMED Conference is presented by the Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program. This partnership works to foster coordination, cooperation and communication between federal, state and local agencies that have regulatory and enforcement responsibility for the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the industry that they regulate.

By attending this focused, one-of-a-kind conference, you’ll meet face-to-face with representatives from federal and state agencies—as well as hazardous materials specialists, instructors, enforcement personnel, emergency planning managers, responders, academic institutions, interest groups and private industry—from all across North America. It’s is an unparalleled opportunity to network, build better working relationships and provide input into future changes and regulations.

In a nutshell, this annual conference provides a vital conduit for industry to present concerns and perspectives about the enforcement of the regulations. The information-sharing and problem-solving that takes place, coupled with the in-depth education that’s presented, is critical to building cooperation among stakeholders. If you are involved in HazMat regulation, enforcement or safety, COHMED this is one event you cannot afford to miss.learn more...

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