TDG Management Systems

LEHDER can advise and provide systems to ensure anyone who handles, offers for transport or transports Dangerous Goods is adequately trained or under the supervision of a trained individual.


The purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act is to promote public safety in the transportation of Dangerous Goods or TDG as it is commonly known.

The Definition of “Dangerous Goods” is very broad and as a general rule considered to be any substance (i.e. gas, liquid or solid) in a specific quantity that can create harm to human life, property or the environment in a given period once released from its container.

Anyone who handles, offers for transport or transports Dangerous Goods must be adequately trained, or perform his or her duties in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a trained individual.

LEHDER has a TDG Shipper and Driver's Handbook available which contains a TDG regulatory interpretation section, Special Cases (Exemptions), TDG Schedules 1 and 2 and a copy of the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook. To purchase the TDG Clear Language Shipper and Driver's Handbook at $20.00 please contact LEHDER.

TDG must be complied with whenever shipping dangerous goods, which includes waste.  For more information on this, please click here.

Regulatory Proposals Under Development

The following recent proposals to modify the TDG Regulations can also be viewed on the Transport Canada website here.

CAN/CGSB-43.125 Packaging of Infectious Substances, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the proposed draft of the National Standard of Canada for Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical and (bio) medical waste -, CAN/CGSB-43.125 Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical and (bio) medical waste. Once the proposed standard is finalized and published, we will propose an amendment to the TDG Regulations to incorporate by reference this latest version.

The Standards Council of Canada requires all proposed draft standards be made available for a period of 60 days for public review during the development process, to allow input from interested parties.  The period of public review will be open for comments until July 13, 2015.

To request a copy of the proposed draft standard, please contact CGSB.

For any comments on the proposed revision, please contact:
France Bernier
Dangerous Goods Transport Containers Engineer
Transport Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
Tel: 613-998-0798 Fax: 613-993-5925
Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, Part 8, Reporting Requirements

A proposed amendment to Part 8, Reporting Requirements, of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) will be published in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette on June 6, 2015. The amendment will be accessible through the following URL: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html

This proposed amendment includes the following:

  • New definition of Release;
  • Amendments to the reporting requirements to introduce circumstances under which a report is required;
  • Exceptions where the reporting obligation do not apply;
  • The reporting of the loss or theft of dangerous goods;
  • The reporting of unlawful interference with dangerous goods; and
  • New reporting criteria for misdeclared or undeclared dangerous goods to harmonize with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) reporting requirements.

Comments are requested in writing on or before July 6, 2015.  Please send comments to:
Geneviève Sansoucy
A/Chief, Regulatory Affairs Branch
Transport Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
Tel: 613-990-5766 Fax: 613-993-5925
Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

How Can LEHDER Assist?

LEHDER can assist facilities with challenges related to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods through:

  • Providing in-house customized training in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods or waste by various modes of transport (i.e. TDG, 49CFR, IATA, IMDG)
  • Identifying and classifying Dangerous Goods for various modes of transport
  • Classifying and/or registration requirements of waste for provincial regulatory requirements
  • Defining the nature and characteristics of Dangerous Goods
  • Advising on packaging, marking and labeling requirements for Dangerous Goods and/or waste
  • Assisting with documentation and reporting requirements

LEHDER offers regulatory training courses in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, please visit the Training section for details.

On-site regulatory training programs can be customized and delivered to meet a client's regulatory needs in Environmental, transportation, and workplace Health and Safety.  LEHDER provides regularly scheduled courses at our facilities located in Point Edward, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta.

Questions?

For more detailed information in regards to TDG or LEHDER's training capabilities, please contact:

Mark Roehler