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Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Canadian law requires that any person shipping, handling, or transporting dangerous goods must be trained in accordance with Transport Canada’s standards by means of relevant transportation.
This TDG certification program has been developed in compliance with Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations. The training course consists of 10 chapters and a final exam. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized).
A TDG certificate is valid for three (3) years. TDG certificates are not transferable. A new certificate is required each time a worker changes employment.
Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content. Your permanent record of training will be maintained in your account for ease of access and record keeping purposes.
Once completed, students should understand the requirements and responsibilities of persons who handle dangerous goods, offer for transport of dangerous goods, or transport dangerous goods.
|Average Duration: 3 Hours|
|Printable Certificate Upon Completion|
|Unlimited Exam Attempts|
|Standards Compliant Across Canada|
|Self-Paced. Available 24/7|
|Live Student Support|
|Permanent Record of Training|
|User Management Tools Available|
1. An Introduction to TDG
The introductory chapter of this course outlines major learning objectives, the TDG Act and regulations, TDG background information, requirements, enforcement of the TDG Act, and penalties for violating the act.
2. Training Requirements
Learn about what training is required as a worker as well as what topics must be covered. You will also learn about the specific information required on your training certificate, how to stay up-to-date, special allowances, and how to show proof of training when required.
This chapter goes over the different classifications of dangerous goods, how they are classified, how to classify dangerous goods, proofs of classification, divisions within the different classes, packing groups, and approaches used to classify substances.
4. Dangerous Goods Classes
Learn about the 9 classes of dangerous goods as well as their divisions and the hazards they present, including: explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers, toxic & infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosives, and miscellaneous products, substances, or organisms.
The chapter on documentation will teach you about the different types of shipping documents, the role of the consignor, formats, document retention, required information, consist for transport by rail, residue, special cases, quantity changes, procedures during transport, document location, procedures after unloading, hazardous waste, and the movement of documents.
6. Safety Marks
Learn all about TDG safety marks, including labels, placards, orange panels, signs, numbers, letters, and words used to identify dangerous goods and the nature of their danger. You will also learn about the purpose behind various safety marks, your responsibilities, visual requirements, and exemptions.
Chapter 7 provides instruction on various means of containment used when transporting dangerous goods. This includes: small & large means of containment, how to select a means of containment, standardized means of containment, UN certification safety marks, loading and securing containers, and filling containers.
8. Dangerous Goods Incidents
Learn how to respond to incidents regarding dangerous goods. Topics covered include emergency reporting, identifying a release, reportable quantities, release reports, 30-day follow up reports, loss or theft of dangerous goods, and unlawful interference.
9. Emergency Response
The chapter on emergency response covers Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs), integration with other organizations, when an ERAP is required, ERAP details, the application process, ERAP Reviews, application refusals, revisions, and renewals.
10. Special Situations
Learn about special situations and exemptions to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Topics covered include gross mass exemptions, class exemptions, limited quantities, and requirements for exemption.
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