Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Canada TDG Training

Transporting dangerous goods in Canada requires a certain amount of training. Dangerous goods or controlled substances can cause damage and injury if not properly handled and transported, hence workers needing TDG training. If you work specifically in the transportation of dangerous goods, you need to take TDG training to protect yourself from potential accidents that comes with the risky occupation. Not only does training protect the worker, it also protects the employer from the consequences of his/her goods causing damage to people or property.

TDG Regulations of 2001

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations was drafted in 2001 and enforced all over Canada in 2002. This regulation specifies the classifications of dangerous goods, special containment measures, supplier and transferer responsibilities, and other topics along that line. It also specifies the need for TDG training if a worker is responsible for transporting dangerous goods.

Mississauga First Aid Courses

A Transportation of Dangerous Goods course is offered by Mississauga First Aid once a month. Our slots are very limited, which is why we encourage everyone to sign up early. We have made several enrollment options available to prospective trainees – (1) online application and (2) personal enrollment. The latter can only be done during our weekday office hours from 8 AM to 5 PM. If you need to contact us, you can send an e-mail, give us a call, or visit us in person.

The TDG training course can be taken as a classroom course or online. There are nine units in the classroom course and nine modules in the online course. The topics focus on container labeling and safety measures which are concepts used in the transportation of dangerous goods.

Classroom TDG training is four hours long and costs 49.99 dollars.

Online TDG training is three hours long and costs 29.99 dollars.

TDG credentials are awarded to students after they pass all the tests of the course (short quizzes and the final test) with at least 80 percent. These credentials do not expire like credentials for first aid and food safety and they are valid all over Canada, not just in Mississauga.

Getting started on training: Safety Marks

One of the most important responsibilities of the supplier is to provide safety marks or labels on the dangerous goods containers. The label should have several pieces of key information, such as the name of the product, its associated hazards, and the name and contact number of the supplier. The TDG regulations require the following:

  • Suppliers must display safety marks conspicuously on the container of the dangerous goods.
  • A person cannot use a safety mark to mislead others regarding the contents and its potential hazards of the product.

Breaking these regulations can mean incarceration and a fine.

If you are interested in taking TDG training, you can check out our program schedules below. The program is only available monthly so secure a slot early. Most students prefer enrolling in person because your slot will be immediately confirmed; if you sign up through the online form, you slot will only be confirmed during the next business day.

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