Transportation of Dangerous Goods

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Course Length – Full Day

Course Description

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations requires any person who offers for transport, handles or transports dangerous goods to trained and competent to ensure the dangerous goods are handled and transported safely and in accordance with the requirements.

This course is designed to provide participants with both general awareness and function specific training as it pertains to the transportation of dangerous goods by road.

This 1 Day course will include the following topics:

  • Dangerous goods general awareness
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Schedules
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP)
  • Shipping documents
  • Means of containment
  • Safety marks
  • Special cases
  • Safe transportation
  • Reporting requirements
  • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

Review exercises will be completed at the end of each module.  With a final exam administered at the conclusion of the course.

Detailed outline of each section follows:

Section 1 – Dangerous Goods General Awareness

This section is aimed to give the participant a general overview of Dangerous Goods

Included in this section are the following topics:

  • History of dangerous goods in Canada
  • Dangerous goods – the Law
  • What are dangerous goods
  • Important definitions
  • Who needs to be trained?
  • What the training must include
  • Who issues the training certificate and what information must be included
  • How long is a training certificate valid for
  • Enforcement of the Law

Section 2 – Classification of Dangerous Goods

This section is aimed to give the participants an understanding of the classification system that is used for Dangerous Goods

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Who is responsible for classifying the products
  • Dangerous goods classes
  • What are divisions
  • Subsidiary classes
  • Packing groups
  • Class 6.2 categories
  • Class 7 categories
  • Class 1 compatibility groups
  • UN #’s
  • Shipping names

Section 3 – Schedules

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of how to use Schedule 1, 2 and 3 to review the information that is provided in each of these schedules

In this section are the following subjects:

  • Schedule 1 information
  • Schedule 2 information
  • Schedule 3 information

Section 4 – Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP)

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of how to determine if an ERAP is required for transporting dangerous goods.  It will also instruct on additional measures that are required when an EARP is required.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • How to Determine if and ERAP is Required
  • Additional Information Required on Shipping Document
  • Safety Marks for Loads Requiring ERAP – Large Means of Containment

Section 5 – Shipping Documents

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of the information that is required on a shipping document, where the document must be kept and how long the document must be retained by the carrier.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Consignor Responsibilities
  • Carriers Responsibilities
  • Mixed Loads – Dangerous Goods and Non-Dangerous Goods
  • Information Required on a Shipping Document
  • Consignors Certification
  • Changing the Shipping Document
  • Location of the Shipping Document
  • Retention Period for Shipping Documents

Section 6 – Means of Containment

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of the different types of means of containment, the requirement for certification safety marks and the security requirements while dangerous goods are in transport.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • How to Determine the Proper Means of Containment
  • Examples of Different Means of Containment
  • Compliance Marks on Means of Containment
  • Identification Plates – Large Means of Containment
  • Tank Testing and Marking
  • Certification Safety Marks on Small Means of Containment
  • Cargo Securement
  • TDGR Requirements
  • NSC Standard 10 – Requirements
  • Cargo Securement Systems
  • Transportation of Explosives

Section 7 – Safety Marks

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of safety marks, different kinds of safety marks and the requirements to display safety marks.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Why Do We Need Safety Marks?
  • What are Safety Marks?
  • Misleading Safety Marks
  • Labels and Placards
  • Safety Marks Required on Small Means of Containment
  • Safety Marks Required on Overpack
  • Safety Marks Required on Consolidation Bins
  • Safety Marks Required on Large Means of Containment
  • Responsibilities for Displaying Safety Marks

Section 8 – Special Cases

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of some of the Special Cases / Exemptions provided for transporting specific dangerous goods or dangerous goods in small quantities.  The regulations contain 45 special cases / exemptions for various dangerous goods.  The special cases may exempt a person from all the requirements or some on the requirements of the regulation.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Special Cases for Small Quantities of Dangerous Goods
  • 150 kg Exemption
  • Excepted Quantities Exemption
  • Limited Quantity Exemption
  • 500 kg Exemption

Section 9 – Safe Transportation

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of safe handling and transportation practises for drivers that are transporting dangerous goods.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Safe Loading / Unloading
  • Personal Protection Techniques
  • Safe Driving
  • Dangerous Goods Routes / Bridges and Tunnels / Railway Crossings
  • Shipping Dangerous Goods to the U.S.A.
  • Safety and Security Measures – Preventing Thefts

Section 10 – Reporting Requirements

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of the different circumstances that may require a report to be made, the information is required on the report, who the report must be made to and who is responsible for making the report.

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Types of Reports
  • Emergency / Release Reports
  • When a Emergency Report is Required
  • What is a Release?
  • Information Required on an Emergency Report
  • Loss or Theft Report
  • Information Required on a Lost or Theft Report
  • Unlawful Interference Report
  • Information Required on an Unlawful Interference Report

Section 11 – Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

This section is aimed at giving the participant an understanding of how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).

Included in this section are the following subjects:

  • Overview of the ERG
  • How to Use the Yellow Section of the ERG
  • How to Use the Blue Section of the ERG
  • How to Use the Orange Section of the ERG
  • How to Use the Green Section of the ERG

Why this is important

Many materials and products contain chemicals or other products that can be hazardous to human health. These products must be handled correctly, proper signage and labels must be visible and placards must be properly used whenever they are transported.

Course is Suitable for

Any person involved in handling, offering for transport and transporting dangerous goods needs to be trained and certified. This includes drivers, supervisors, shippers, dispatchers, dock workers and receivers.

Learning Reference

CTA “Transporting Dangerous Goods by Truck”, 240 page handbook included

Course Fee

Member - $300 | Non-Member $500

Course Duration

Full Day

Certificate

Yes

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | Thursday, September 28, 2023

Training Location:

Ontario Trucking Association 555 Dixon Road | Toronto, ON M9W 1H8