TDGA

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
Applicable to
Canada
Purpose
To regulate the transportation of dangerous goods by road, ensuring safety for the public, property, and the environment by setting standards for the transportation and handling of these goods.
Scope
Applies to the transportation of specified dangerous goods by road within Canada, detailing classifications, packaging, documentation, and safety requirements.
Key requirements
The TDG key requirements mandate hazard classification, compliance with packaging and labeling standards, proper documentation, and personnel training for safe transport of dangerous goods by road.
Penalties
Non-compliance with the TDG regulations can result in fines, penalties, and legal action, emphasizing the importance of adherence to established safety standards.
EXEMPTIONS
Certain quantities and types of dangerous goods may be exempt from some regulations, depending on risk assessment and transportation conditions.
Guidance
Provides information on compliance, safety practices, and how to classify, package, document, and safely transport dangerous goods.