Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transporting dangerous goods is often just a part of the job, but there are federally and locally regulated guidelines that dictate how these goods must be transported and how to use an Emergency Response Plan to manage accidents or safety issues.

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2017 TDG Update!

Accidental Release and Release definitions added Module 9 has been adjusted. The new module is as follows: TDG Module 9: Emergency Release Reporting Requirements – Road, Rail, or Marine The module covers:

  • Who is required to report a release
  • Who to report a release to
  • Information that must be documented on a release report
  • Follow up
  • Reporting loss or theft

What Will you Learn?

Our online TDG training has a manageable 75 minute runtime. In that 75 minutes, you and your employees will learn dangerous goods regulations, Emergency Response Plan guidelines, information about TDG containers, safety marks, and even the ways in which TDG corresponds with WHMIS training and regulations. Our comprehensive online training will provide you with comprehensive dangerous goods training, and you will receive a 3-Year TDG Certificate upon completion.

Covered topics for dangerous goods training include:

  • Legal and Other
  • Definitions
  • TDG Classification
  • Schedule 1,2 and 3 (Including Exemptions and Special Cases)
  • TDG Shipping Documents
  • TDG Safety Marks
  • Containers
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plan
  • Emergency Release Reporting Requirements – Road, Rail, or Marine
  • Road and Rail
These course topics includes several extensive educational modules that will teach the standards of TDG, provide real-world examples of TDG incidents, and explain the processes involved in shipping and transporting dangerous goods.

Who Needs TDG Training?

In addition to WHMIS training, anyone who handles or transports hazardous or dangerous materials must receive this training. This includes employees in shipping and receiving, drivers, and even loaders within a business. TDG keeps you, your employees, the public, and your business safe. Get started today!

Course Content


Legal and Other

  • Mississauga train derailment 1979
  • UN numbering system
  • TDG Training required for shipping, receiving, loaders & un-loaders
  • Training certificate good for 3 years
  • Enforcement weigh scale operators, Ministry of Transport (MOT), customs, police
  • Offences, penalties, and possibility of defense by showing due diligence


  • Canutec, accidental release, biological product, categories A & B, gross mass, large versus small means of containment, shipping documents, shipping name, subsidiary class

TDG Classification

  • Primary and subsidiary classification, compatibility group, UN number, packing group
  • Class 1 – Explosives
  • Class 2 – Gases
  • Class 3 – Flammable liquids
  • Class 4 – Flammable solids; solids spontaneously combustible; water reactive substances
  • Class 5 – Oxidizing substances & organic peroxides
  • Class 6 – Toxic & infectious substances
  • Class 7 – Radioactive materials
  • Class 8 – Corrosive materials
  • Class 9 – Misc. products, substances/organisms

Schedule 1, 2 and 3 (Including Exemptions and Special Cases)

  • How to use schedules 1, 2 & 3
  • Packing groups 1, 2 & 3
  • Exemptions & special cases
  • 150 kg and 500 kg gross mass exemptions

TDG Shipping Documents

  • When & how to prepare, order information, ERAP number, communications with CANUTEC

TDG Safety Marks

  • Regulations for labels, placards & placarding Shipments over 4000 kg, mixed loads Compartmentalized tanks, elevated temperature & fumigation signs


  • Secured & upright, good condition, no overfilling
  • Transport Canada (TC), UN and Department of Transport (DOT) markings

Emergency Response Assistance Plan

  • Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP)
  • Situations where ERAP is required

Accidental Release & Reporting Requirement

  • Spills during loading, rollover on road, public endangerment
  • Actual release versus imminent release
  • Who must be contacted and what information is required by when