The purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations is to promote public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported by road, rail, air, or water (marine). TDG also establishes safety requirements.
TDG training is delivered in a classroom training session with evaluation criteria by a written exam. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate a basic knowledge that relates directly to the person's duties and to the dangerous goods the person is expected to handle, offer for transport or transport:
(a) the classification criteria and test methods in Part 2, Classification;
(b) shipping names;
(c) the use of Schedules 1, 2 and 3;
(d) the shipping document and train consist requirements in Part 3, Documentation;
(e) the dangerous goods safety marks requirements in Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks;
(f) the certification safety marks requirements, safety requirements and safety standards in Part 5, Means of Containment;
(g) the emergency response assistance plan requirements in Part 7, Emergency Response Assistance Plan;
(h) the report requirements in Part 8 (Reporting Requirements); SOR/2016-95
(i) safe handling and transportation practices for dangerous goods, including the characteristics of the dangerous goods;
(j) the proper use of any equipment used to handle or transport the dangerous goods;
(k) the reasonable emergency measures the person must take to reduce or eliminate any danger to public safety that results or may reasonably be expected to result from an accidental release of the dangerous goods
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