Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG: Documents, Markings, and Containers

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Every year, tons of dangerous materials are transported in Canada. Being able to properly classify dangerous goods for transportation is a key component of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. The classifications and their associated safety marks and containment guidelines ensure that all parties involved in the transportation of dangerous materials are aware of what is in a shipment and how it should be treated. This course will explain dangerous goods classes, divisions, and packing guidelines. Documentation requirements, safety marks, and containment methods will also be covered. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Pinchin Ltd., an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify sources of information that may be used to classify goods for transportation as dangerous
  • recognize dangerous goods classes
  • recognize the TDGA's dangerous goods classification requirements
  • recognize the information needed to prepare a shipping document and correctly store it during transport
  • recognize safety mark requirements
  • recognize the documentation and safety mark considerations when transporting dangerous goods


  • Classification Requirements
  • Knowledge Check: Dangerous Goods Classification
  • Shipping Document Information and Safety Marks
  • Knowledge Check: Documentation and Safety Marks