Transporting Dangerous Goods

Transport de matières dangereuses


Federal law requires shippers, carriers and handlers to meet strict requirements when preparing or transporting dangerous goods.

NB: This course, whether given as Complete or Review, is always given in its complete form.

Target audience

Employees who transport within a plant or handle TDG classified dangerous goods.


To develop the skills necessary to transport, ship, receive, respond to emergencies and store dangerous goods:

  • Interpret and understand the Act regarding the Transport of Dangerous goods concerning transport by road or rail;
  • Know the required transport documents;
  • Know the various emergency measures plans and storage requirements;
  • Identify the various safety marks and shipping names;
  • Information on the next requirement, the UN GHS (Globally Harmonized System), planned for 2008 in Canada.

Course content

According to the requirements of the Act regarding the transport of dangerous goods:

  • Classification criteria and test methods provided for in Part 2, Classification;
  • Shipping names;
  • Use of Schedules 1, 2 and 3;
  • Requirements regarding the shipping document and consist provided for in Part 3, Documentation;
  • Requirements regarding dangerous goods safety marks provided for in Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks;
  • Requirements regarding Certification safety marks on a means of containment provided for in Part 5, Means of Containment;
  • Requirements regarding the emergency response assistance plan provided for in Part 7, The Emergency Response Assistance Plan;
  • Requirements regarding reports provided for in Part 8, Accidental Release And Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements;
  • Methods to follow for the safe handling and transport of dangerous goods, including the features of the dangerous goods in question;
  • Proper use of the equipment used for the handling or transport of dangerous goods;
  • Reasonable emergency measures that a person must take to reduce or eliminate all danger to public safety that may result from or may reasonably be expected to result from an accidental release of dangerous goods;
  • WHMIS requirements and the use of MSDs;
  • Presentation of the UN GHS program.

Educational approach

Presentation, interactive activities and practical exercises (incident report and transport request).

Material provided

Guide for 10 participants to the 2008 Transport Canada and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) emergency measures.


An exam and practical exercises are used to assess knowledge.


4 hours.

The duration of the training can differ according to your needs when it is given in private enterprise.

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