Transportation of Dangerous Goods
This training program will introduce you to laws, regulations, and procedures that govern transportation of dangerous goods. You will also learn about shipping documents and safety marks that must be in place when working with dangerous goods.
This is considered a general introduction to TDG. You may need further training on materials, vehicles, procedures, or other considerations that are specific to your job or company.
WHO NEEDS TDG TRAINING?
Anyone who works with dangerous goods should have training. That includes employees in shipping, drivers, people who pack and unpack containers, and managers who supervise them. There are right and wrong ways to work with dangerous goods. In fact, there are laws and regulations that cover TDG.
It’s that important.
If you’re involved in transporting dangerous goods, you need to understand these regulations to keep you safe, keep the public safe, and keep your company compliant.
The consequences – physical and legal – can be catastrophic if you get it wrong.
In Canada, TDG is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and its associated regulations. These are comprehensive documents. If you have questions after completing this training, refer to the Act for further information.
All of the relevant TDG laws and regulations are available online.
- Classifying Dangerous Goods
- Shipping Document
- Safety Marks
- Emergency Response Assistance Plan
Ultimately, responsibility for transporting dangerous goods safely belongs to everyone involved. This training is a starting point, but you whould work with your supervisor to get a better understanding of how to classify and transport dangerous goods properly. It's worth the extra effort to protect yourself, your colleagues, your company, and the public.
Refer to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act regularly for specific information and always be sure to put safety first!