Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG: Introduction and Responsibilities

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The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDGA) was introduced in 1980 to ensure that people and the environment are protected during the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada. This course will teach you the basics of TDG regulations, how they classify dangerous goods, and the basics of dangerous goods transportation. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, 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.


  • describe the purpose of TDG Regulations
  • determine if TDG training requirements have been met
  • recognize the purpose of the TDG Act and the TDGA training requirements
  • determine if the required information is included in shipping documents
  • recognize the considerations for correctly marking and choosing the means of containment for the transportation of dangerous goods
  • determine if a release has been reported correctly
  • recognize whether the correct documentation and marking has been used and if a release has been properly reported


  • The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act
  • TDG Training Requirements
  • Knowledge Check: TDG Act and Training Requirements
  • Correct Documentation and Marking
  • Reporting an Emergency or Release
  • Knowledge Check: Documents and Reporting