Transporting dangerous goods poses several hazards to workers, the general public, and the environment. Individuals involved in the transportation of dangerous goods within Canada are responsible for preventing injury, property damage, and environmental harm by being adequately trained and operating in a safe and responsible manner. To help accomplish this, the TDG Act and Regulations were created. Proper adherence to this act and its associated regulations ensures the safety of drivers, the public, and the environment while transporting dangerous goods within Canada.
This course has been designed to educate learners on the Canadian TDG Act and its associated regulations in order to help them transport dangerous goods safely and properly. Throughout this course, participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities under this Act, relevant parts of the legislation, and the various aspects and requirements of safe and responsible dangerous good transportation, including but not limited to proper handling, packaging, labelling, placarding, documentation, and incident reporting procedures. This course also contains information on international transportation of dangerous goods between Canada and the United States.