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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG): An Overview *Updated!*

This course provides an overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations for managers, employees, and others who need to know about TDG, but are not responsible for TDG activities.

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$49.00 * CAD

Format:

e-Course

Language:

English/French

Duration:

2 hours

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Single Seat (90 days access from date of purchase)

Multi-seat (1 year access from date of purchase)

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Description

This updated e-course features an improved look and functionality to enrich your learning experience. It includes the most recent TDG regulatory amendments in SOR/2020-23 published in the Canada Gazette. Note, this e-course focuses on road transportation. Therefore, it does NOT cover the 6.2(l) ICAO and 6.2(m) IMDG training requirements in Section 6.2 of Part 6 in the TDG Regulations.

This course provides an overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations for managers, employees, and others who need to know about TDG, but are not responsible for TDG activities. It includes information about your responsibilities for the transport of dangerous goods, especially for training and certification of company personnel. It will also help you understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations, as well as terms, concepts, and requirements.

TDG Certificate of Training

TDG training consists of two parts:

  • General education on the topics listed in Section 6.2 of Part 6 in the TDG Regulations (excluding 6.2(l) and(m)). This e-course covers these topics.
  • Job-specific training, usually provided by the employer, that is directly related to the tasks being performed, including information specific to the dangerous goods being offered for transport, handled or transported.

Because TDG training is job-specific, the employer is responsible for determining the required training, assessing the worker’s knowledge and experience, and issuing the Certificate of Training. Refer to Transport Canada’s bulletin on TDG training requirements for further information.

Although a certificate of completion is provided when this e-course is successfully completed (final exam is passed), it does NOT serve as a valid TDG Certificate of Training. The formal TDG Certificate of Training must be issued by the employer when they determine the employee has a sound knowledge of all the topics (the educational component) and has received workplace specific training that directly relates to their duties with transporting dangerous goods. A sample TDG training certificate is available from Transport Canada’s TDG Bulletin on TDG training.

Course Content

This course provides an overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations, including training, classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment and emergency response. Examples and quizzes reinforce learning and understanding of the material.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations
  • Recognize the TDG hazard classes and understand the danger they present
  • List employer responsibilities under the TDG Act and Regulations
  • List employee responsibilities under the TDG Act and Regulations
  • Describe the main training and training certification requirements as they apply to road vehicle transport

Average time to complete this course is approximately 2 hours.

Target Audience

Recommended as an overview for all employees.

CCOHS also offers a comprehensive Transportation of Dangerous Goods course for managers and supervisors, TDG coordinators, and those who have responsibilities for determining the training requirements for employees handling dangerous goods. This multi-module course is optional for workers who need to know about and perform duties related to TDG.

Refer to our fact sheet for additional information on TDG training.

Prerequisite

Prior technical knowledge of the transportation of dangerous goods system is not a requirement. However, familiarity with practices in the transportation industry is helpful.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.