Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

What is TDG?

Transportation of Dangerous Goods training teaches you about the hazards associated with dangerous goods during transportation and how to safely prepare, package, and ship them. It is a complementary communication system to WHMIS. Dangerous goods cannot be placed in regular mail (Canadian Postal Service), you must use a courier instead.

If you ship, receive, or transport dangerous goods you must be trained and carry a Certificate of Training, or work under the direct supervision of someone who is trained. You should be fully conversant with the TDG Act and Regulations. There are fines and possible imprisonment for receiving, shipping and transporting hazardous materials improperly.

TDG Regulations will apply to field courses/work when you are transporting controlled products into the field, either by air, rail or road. If you require hazardous goods while you are working in the field, have the original supplier ship the dangerous goods directly to your field location. If there are transportation problems regarding the shipping the dangerous goods to the site you will be advised of this by the original supply house. Shipping of dangerous goods to Northern Canada and abroad is extremely difficult and you may have to plan a year in advance to get items moved to your research locations.


To complete your TDG Training through HSE follow the link


Packing Information:

To determine how to package your goods consult Section 14 of the corresponding Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to learn UN number, transport hazard classes, and packing group. The following resources can provide additional packing information when supplied with the correct UN number:

The Department of EAS has one physical copy of the IATA Dangerous Good Regulations manual for mailing goods by air.


Forms:

Declaration for Dangerous Goods – Air

Declaration for Dangerous Goods – Ground


For further advisement on TDG contact:

Katie Nichols – Faculty Health and Safety Advisor – 780-288-3554 – k.nichols@ualberta.ca

SMS – 780-492-4122 – dispatcher@sms.ualberta.ca