Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations


The TDG program controls the shipment of dangerous goods and provides the information needed by emergency response personnel to deal with transportation accidents and spills. A system of diamond-shaped placards and labels is used to identify dangerous goods. Different colours and symbols depict the dangers peculiar to each regulated product.

Workplace exposure to hazardous products can generally occur in a wider variety of circumstances and over much longer periods of time compared to the transportation cycle. The objective of WHMIS is to ensure the protection of Canadian workers from the adverse effects of hazardous materials through the provision of relevant information.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations apply to the handling, offering for transport and transportation of dangerous goods. “Handling and offering for transport” includes activities such as assembling, packaging, storing, loading and unloading. “Transportation” generally means transportation to and from a workplace. “Storing” for transport is storage in which goods will not be further handled at the workplace other than to load goods directly onto a transport vehicle for the purposes of removal from the workplace.

Transport Canada is the focal point for the national program to promote public safety during the transportation of dangerous goods. The department’s Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate serves as the major source of regulatory development, information and guidance on dangerous goods transport for the public, industry and government employees.

The transportation of dangerous goods by air, marine, rail and road is regulated under the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, adopted by all provinces and territories, establishes the safety requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods. Federal and provincial legislation provide for the regulation of an extensive list of products, substances or organisms classified as dangerous.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

Download the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act here

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
Download the TDG Rgulation here from Department of Justice
Download the TDG Regulation here from Canadian Government

Online TDG Course is designed to provide instruction for Canadian employees on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations. TDG training is required for all employees involved in the transportation, storage, and shipment of goods classified as dangerous. Virtual TDG is available in English/French. The course can be completed in stages and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to print a TDG Certificate (sp.) — This Certificate must be signed by your employer/designated manager to be considered valid. Self employed persons may sign off on their own.

Online TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Course $ 34.99

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