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Transporting Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail in Canada

Canada TDG Regulations

Online Training Certification Course

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Canada is proud of its pristine environment. In Canada, shipping dangerous goods by road and rail is subject to strict regulations to protect people and the environment. Canada's HAZMAT shipping regulations are codified in the comprehensive Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act, 1992.

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A TDG training certification is required for all people who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods on Canada's roads and railways. This includes all employees who handle, load, ship, or transport dangerous goods. There is a provision allowing employees without a certification to be supervised by another employee who holds a training certificate.

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Case Study: A train pulling oil tank cars derailed and burst into flames near the small northern Ontario town of Gogama. The accident occurred March 7, 2016, three weeks after another oil-carrying train burst into flames just 14 kilometres away from Gogama. The organization Environment Canada reported that the Gogama oil spill may impact the health of local waterways, affecting the pickerel fish that live there. This, in turn, has the potential to damage the local economy because the fishing tourism industry depends on the pickerel population. Although government and train company officials have issued assurances that after-effects of the accident have been fully addressed, local area residents are taking a wait-and-see attitude.

Key Takeaways: The effects of accidents involving dangerous goods can be far-reaching, extending to human lives and livelihoods, animals, the environment, and the economy. No compromises should ever be made to safety, and all involved in the transportation of dangerous goods should stay current with their knowledge and application of the TDG Regulations.

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Governing Regulations

Like the safety training required by the United States' Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Canada training is required by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Adequate training is mandated under Part 6 of the TDG. Canada takes these regulations seriously, and compliance is mandatory.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Road and Rail Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada by Road and Rail
  • Key Terms
    The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act, 1992
  • TDG Regulation Parts
  • TDG Regulation Schedules
  • Development of the TDG Regulations
  • Application of the TDG Regulations
  • How Are the TDG Regulations Administered?
  • Using the TDG Regulations
    Roles and Responsibilities Under the TDG Act
  • Shipper Responsibilities
  • Carrier Responsibilities
  • Receiver or Consignor Responsibilities
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
    Understanding Dangerous Goods
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • What Is a Means of Containment?
  • Standards Related to Containment
  • What Is a Packing Group?
  • What Are Safety Marks?
  • Who Is Responsible for Classifying a Good as Dangerous?
  • Proof of Classification
  • Special Situations Related to Classification
  • Selecting a Container for a Dangerous Good
    Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Requirements for Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Size and Orientation of Labels and Placards
  • Ways to Display a UN Number
  • Marking Small Means of Containment
  • Marking Large Means of Containment
  • The Danger Placard
  • Consignor Responsibility for Safety Marks
  • Carrier Responsibilities for Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
  • Removal or Change of Dangerous Goods Safety Marks
    Dangerous Goods, Classes 1 to 3
  • Class 1 - Explosives
  • Class 1 Divisions
  • Class 1 Packing and Containment
  • Class 1 Compatibility Groups
  • Class 1 Safety Marks
  • Special Provisions Related to Class 1
  • Class 2 - Gases
  • Class 2 Divisions
  • Aerosols and Exemptions
  • Class 2 Means of Containment
  • Class 2 Safety Marks
  • Determining Lethal Concentrations of Gases
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
  • Class 3 Packing Groups
    Dangerous Goods, Classes 4 to 6
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids, Spontaneously Combusting Substances, and Water-Reactive Substances
  • Class 4 Divisions
  • Class 4 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides and Class 5 Divisions
  • Class 5 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances and Class 6 Divisions
  • Class 6 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
    Dangerous Goods, Classes 7 to 9
  • Class 7 - Radioactive Material, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 8 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous Products, Substances, or Organisms
  • Lithium Cells and Batteries
  • Class 9 Packing Groups, Containment, and Safety Marks
  • Specific Containment Rules for Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9
    Training Requirements Under the TDG Act
  • Training Certificate Requirements
  • Training Requirements for Foreign Carriers
  • What Is Adequate Training?
  • The Training Certificate
  • Certificate Issuance and Expiration
  • Contents of the Certificate
  • Keeping and Showing Proof of Training
    Emergency Response Assistance Plan
  • The ERAP Limit
  • When Is an ERAP Required?
  • Applying for Approval of an ERAP
  • Applying for Renewal or Revision of an ERAP
  • Approval and Refusal of an ERAP
  • Revocation and Request for Review
  • Compensation for Special ERAP Situations
    TDG Act Documentation
  • Consignor Responsibilities for Documentation
  • Carrier Responsibilities for Documentation
  • Consist for Transport By Rail
  • Legibility and Language Requirements for Transport Documents
  • Information Required on a Shipping Document
  • Additional Information Required on a Shipping Document
  • Consignor's Certification
  • Location of Shipping Documents
  • Retention of Shipping Documents and Information
  • The Protective Direction
  • Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
  • Applying for a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
  • Renewal or Revision of a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
  • Approval and Refusal for a Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety
  • Revocation and Request for Review
    TDG Act Reporting Requirements
  • Reporting an Emergency
  • Contents of an Emergency Report
  • Reporting a Release or Anticipated Release
  • Contents of a Release or Anticipated Release Report
  • The 30-Day Follow-Up Report: Road, Rail, or Marine
  • Security Reports: Loss or Theft Report
  • Security Reports: Unlawful Interference Report
    Inspectors and Inspections
  • The Inspector's Certificate of Designation
  • The Inspection Certificate
  • Detention of Dangerous Goods or Means of Containment
  • Direction to Remedy Non-Compliance
  • Direction Not to Import or to Return to Place of Origin
  • Review of Detention or Direction
    Specific TDG Regulations for Road Transport
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods from the United States in Canada
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Air Transport
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Ship Transport
  • Reshipping Dangerous Goods within Canada
  • Transportation of Explosives in a Road Vehicle
    Specific TDG Regulations for Rail Transport
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods from the United States in Canada
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Air Transport
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods to or from Ship Transport
  • Reshipping Dangerous Goods within Canada
  • Locating Placarded Railway Vehicles on a Train
  • Coupling Railway Vehicles
  • Tank Cars for Flammable Liquids
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Final Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 4 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

A training certificate issued for transport by aircraft expires 24 months after its date of issuance. A training certificate issued for transport by road vehicle, railway vehicle, or ship expires 36 months after its date of issuance.

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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