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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Duration: 4 Hours

This Infrastructure Health and Safety Association course meets Transport Canada's educational requirements under the TDG Act and Regulations, for all persons who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods by road.

Available in virtual and in person classroom training.

Classroom Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Registration fee per person: $139.50
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  • In-person training sessions at a place near you

This training can also be delivered exclusively for your team online or in-person at your premises at a convenient date & time.

Talk to us for availability and pricing at 1 877 494 WSPS (9777)

Training Overview

This course provides detailed descriptions of all aspects of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) system for TDG by road. The course will help employers, owners, managers, supervisors, TDG coordinators, and those who have responsibilities for determining the training requirements for employees who will be handling dangerous goods, meet their responsibilities to ensure that all work involving dangerous goods is done properly according to the requirements of the TDG Act and Regulations. The record of training expires after three years.

Average time to complete this course is about 4 hours in class or 4.5 hours virtually. Please note this course was previously advertised as 3.5 hours.

TDG Certificate of Training

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.

WSPS virtual courses are delivered via Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams.  Platform specifics will be communicated at time of registration.

What topics will be covered?
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Provides an introduction and overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations. Includes information on training, classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment, and emergencies.

The training cover the required content listed in paragraphs (a) to (k) of Section 6.2 of the TDG Act and Regulations. This course includes the SOR/2017-253 TDG regulatory amendment.

Program Content:

  • Training, Inspection and Compliance
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Documentation of Dangerous Goods
  • Safety Marks
  • Means of Containment
  • Emergency Response
  • Special Cases for Road Transport
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • TDG training prevents costly workplace incidents, injuries and illnesses but also environmental damage. This course helps employers to:  
  • Understand the requirements of the TDG system for employers, consignors, carriers and consignees
  • Assess the requirements for training and certification of employees with TDG duties
  • Understand Transport Canada's inspector role and what your rights are
  • Establish effective procedures for the classification and documentation of dangerous goods
  • Know when shipments are either exempt or partially exempt from the TDG system
  • Select the appropriate means of containment
  • Ensure that the correct safety marks are applied on the means of containment
  • Develop systems for appropriate emergency planning and response.
Who is this recommended for?
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TDG is recommended for employers, owners, managers, supervisors, TDG coordinators, and those who have responsibilities for determining the training requirements for employees who will be handling dangerous goods.

CCOHS offers a Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG): An Overview course for managers, employees, and others who need to know about TDG, but are not responsible for TDG activities.

CCOHS also offers a TDG e-learning equivalent: Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) (10.5 hours).

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered in a public classroom, either in-person and/or virtually.

Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.

Important: Requirement for virtual training
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Virtual Training is currently available in English only.

Please note that a webcam is mandatory for participation in the virtual Transportation of Dangerous Goods classroom.

Participant requirements for virtual include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet. Our virtual courses are delivered via Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams Webinar. Specific platform details for this course will be shared upon registration.

Please view the Virtual Training Frequently Asked Questions for more details on virtual delivery.

Group discounts
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Volume discounts for selected training, which have been marked throughout the catalogue, are shown below.

3-5 participants 10%
6-9 participants
10+ participants
  1. Participants must be from the same organization
  2. Participants must register for the same course. However, course dates and locations can vary; CSA/WSPS courses excluded
  3. Registrations must be received by WSPS at the same time
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