Diego Gotelli is the Director of the Chemistry Information Center for Emergencies (CIQUIME) at Buenos Aires, Argentina, an organization which mission is to respond to hazardous materials incidents and promote the safe transportation and handling of dangerous goods. He has more than 25 years of experience in offering dangerous goods consultancy and training to industry and regulators around the Latin American Region. Diego has a background on chemistry and holds a valid Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) certificate.
Since 2016, Diego is part of the advisory group to the Argentine Delegation to the MERCOSUR’s Technical Subgroup N ° 5 – Transportation and has collaborated in the development of the new MERCOSUR Agreement for the Dangerous Goods Transportation. Prior to 2016, Diego has been an active leader in various DG issues such as included by WHO/IPCS in the International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts in Chemical Incident Response Management (2012), led an intensive training program on dangerous goods in 10 cities in Mexico under the United States - Mexico Border Program with the support of the U.S. Northern Command (2011), and in the early 2000s joined the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Development Working Group with U.S. DOT, Transport Canada and Mexican SCT and promoted the use of ERG in the Latin American region since then. He is a very active participant in all ERG development cycles.
Most recently in late 2020, Diego and Labelmaster have worked together in the development of the online training of the new MERCOSUR Agreement.