This course has been designed to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety standards and is applicable to any worker who is responsible for transporting dangerous goods.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a 3-year certification in TDG.
Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical regulations. In the United States, United Kingdom and sometimes in Canada, dangerous goods are more commonly known as hazardous materials (abbreviated as HAZMAT or hazmat).
Dangerous goods are divided into nine classes (in addition to several subcategories) on the basis of the specific chemical characteristics producing the risk.
Transport Canada requires TDG training through legislation for the following:
A person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must be adequately trained and hold a training certificate in accordance with this Part; or perform those activities in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate in accordance with this Part.
An employer must not direct or allow an employee to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods unless the employee is adequately trained and holds a training certificate in accordance with this Part; or performs those activities in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate in accordance with this Part. (Source: Transport Canada)
AIP Safety's TDG Certification program is comprehensively developed in adherence to Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act & Regulations. This Transportation of Dangerous Goods self study class provides the knowledge and skills to ensure compliance with the most recent TDG Act and regulations.
- An overview of the TDG requirements
- Responsibilities of shippers, handlers and drivers
- Classes of dangerous goods
- Shipping documents
- Safety marks
- Special situations
- Required documentation