Notice – Update of the safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.125

The following standard will be undergoing an update by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). This standard sets out requirements for designing, manufacturing, marking, testing, selecting and using means of containment for the transportation of Category A and Category B infectious substances in Class 6.2 and clinical, (bio) medical or regulated medical waste.

CAN/CGSB 43.125Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical, (bio) medical or regulated medical waste”.

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Accessing the current standard

A free copy of the current edition of the standard is available on CGSB' website.

Providing your comments

Comments for improvement to the standard may be sent to CGSB using the following instructions. All comments must include the following information:

  • CGSB Reference Number / Title of the Standard (e.g. CGSB-43.125 – Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical, (bio) medical or regulated medical waste)
  • Affected Clause No. / Subclause No. / Annex (e.g. 3.1)
  • Affected Paragraph / Figure / Table / Note (e.g. Table 1)
  • Comment (justification for change)
  • Proposed change.

Comments submitted to CGSB by means of a marked up copy of the current edition of the standard will not be accepted.

Comments may be emailed by October 25, 2019 to CGSB at: robert.long@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

Next public consultation period

Once the committee has developed a final draft of the standard, there will be a 60-day public consultation period prior to publication. This consultation period is expected to take place in Summer 2020.

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