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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Dangerous Goods?
  2. Why do you require Dangerous Goods training?
  3. How long is my training certification period?
  4. Do I require current industry publications?
  5. What do all the Acronyms stand for?

What are Dangerous Goods?

A product, substance or organism included by its nature or by the regulations in any of the classes listed in the schedule of the Act. (link to Transport Canada) Hyperlink reads: Click here to learn more about dangerous goods.


Why do you require Dangerous Goods training?

It is the law. In Canada, it is regulated by Transport Canada. In the United States, dangerous goods are regulated by the Department of Transport. Failure to do so can bring significant monetary fines, loss of business or jail time.


How long is my training certification period?

Air: 2 years
Road, Rail & Marine: 3 years
49CFR: 3 years
WHMIS: Indefinitely. A review of your in-house products should be done yearly. Be mindful that your employee can significantly change the products you use, which means new training.


Do I require current industry publications?

As per Transport Canada, TDGR 1.9, you must use the most recent version of the ICAO TI (IATA), 49 CFR and IMDG.


What do all the Acronyms stand for?

The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, governs the domestic transportation of hazardous materials for all modes of transport to, from, and within the United States.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international industry trade group of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where the International Civil Aviation Organization is also headquartered. The executive offices are at the Geneva Airport in Switzerland.

IATA's mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry. IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of scheduled international air traffic.[1] The Director General and Chief Executive Officer is Tony Tyler. Currently, IATA is present in over 150 countries covered through 101 offices around the globe. From Wikipedia
the International Civil Air Organization is specialized of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. Its headquarters are located in the Quarter International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From Wikipedia
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.
is made up of 2 parts the ACT and the Regulations.
means the “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992”.
TDG Regulations
the TDGR or clear language Regulations are the rules for Transporting Dangerous from to and thru Canada by road, rail, air and marine
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