Transportation of Dangerous Goods


Who needs TGD Training?


Shipping, receiving, and transporting dangerous goods require specific training. eWorkplace Training offers a general Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) program that is aimed at anyone who ships, receives, or transports dangerous goods.

Anyone who works with dangerous goods should have training. That includes employees in shipping, drivers, people who pack and unpack containers, and managers who supervise them. There are right and wrong ways to work with dangerous goods. In fact, there are laws and regulations that cover TDG.

It’s that important.

If you’re involved in transporting dangerous goods, you need to understand these regulations to keep you safe, keep the public safe, and keep your company compliant.

The consequences – physical and legal – can be catastrophic if you get it wrong.

In Canada, TDG is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and its associated regulations. These are comprehensive documents. If you have questions after completing this training, refer to the Act for further information.

All of the relevant TDG laws and regulations are available online.

This training program will introduce you to laws, regulations, and procedures that govern transportation of dangerous goods. You will also learn about shipping documents and safety marks that must be in place when working with dangerous goods.

This is considered a general introduction to TDG. You may need further training on materials, vehicles, procedures, or other considerations that are specific to your job or company.


It’s The Law


Being involved in any aspect of the transport of dangerous goods requires specific mandated training. There are also laws around how to handle, pack, transport, store, and dispose of dangerous goods. Our course covers all of the legislation and legal framework around TDG.

The consequences of not training can be catastrophic. They include illness and injury not just to yourself, but others, as well as the potential for property damage or loss, and risk to public safety and the environment if chemicals or other dangerous substances are improperly handled.


Good’s Identification 


In order to make others aware of dangerous goods, a system of placards, symbols, manifests, WHMIS imagery, shipping documentation, and safety markings has been implemented.

eWorkplace Training’s online Transportation of Dangerous Goods training will introduce you to this vital system of communication.

Refer to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act regularly for specific information and to stay aware of updates and changes to the legislation.


Course Outline

  • Classifying Dangerous Goods
  • Shipping Document & Manifests
  • Safety Marks & and Placards
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plan
  • Reporting & Responsibilities
  • Certification

Ultimately, responsibility for transporting dangerous goods safely belongs to everyone involved. This training is a starting point, but you would work with your supervisor to get a better understanding of how to classify and transport dangerous goods properly. It’s worth the extra effort to protect yourself, your colleagues, your company, and the public.

In order to ensure your training is as effective as possible, combine eWorkplace Training’s online training resource with workplace-specific instruction that covers the chemicals and goods most often handled.

Refer to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act regularly for specific information and always be sure to put safety first!


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