Transportation of Dangerous Goods

  • What You Need to Know to Ensure Effective Usage of SDSs
    What You Need to Know to Ensure Effective Usage of SDSs

    Your workplace has hazardous chemical products that you are likely unaware of. The corresponding Safety Data Sheets for these products are filled with useful information for workplace safety. Properly managing those Safety Data Sheets is an important first step in becoming aware of the hazards and achieving chemical safety compliance. What is an SDS? Safety […]... Learn more

  • IATA DGR Changes in the 64th Edition (2023): Everything You Need to Know
    IATA DGR Changes in the 64th Edition (2023): Everything You Need to Know

    Every year more than 1.25 million dangerous goods shipments are transported by air. With air cargo growth predicted at 4.9% every year over the next 5 years the number of dangerous goods shipments will rise significantly. With so many dangerous goods being shipped by air, safety regulations must be followed precisely. Airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers and […]... Learn more

  • 49 CFR (DOT) Hazmat Training Requirement by Law (USA)
    49 CFR (DOT) Hazmat Training Requirement by Law (USA)

    Training is the best means of preventing or reducing hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents in transportation that are caused by human error. The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5101, et seq.) is the statute pertaining to the transportation of hazmat in the United States and requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. In transportation, […]... Learn more

  • Canada – Publication of Proposed Amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Registration Database)
    Canada – Publication of Proposed Amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Registration Database)

    On June 25, 2022, The Government of Canada has created a new Transportation of Dangerous Goods Registration Database and will require persons who import, offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods in Canada to register themselves and the sites where they carry out such activities. Registered persons will have to provide administrative information about […]... Learn more

  • What is Required to Mark and Label Dangerous Goods Packages in Canada?
    What is Required to Mark and Label Dangerous Goods Packages in Canada?

    Labelling and marking dangerous goods shipments is essential to identify what the dangerous goods are, to avoid delays or fines and is also essential for preventing safety hazards. Before shipping, remember to check which laws and regulations apply and your carrier’s requirements. Dangerous goods labels convey the primary threats posed by the dangerous goods. This […]... Learn more

  • Why Should Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training be Integrated Into Your Chemical Management Program?
    Why Should Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training be Integrated Into Your Chemical Management Program?

    The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations aim to promote public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported by road, rail, air, or water (marine). TDG also establishes safety requirements. Anyone who handles (ships, transports, and receives) dangerous goods by road, rail, air, or water (marine) must comply […]... Learn more

  • Does GHS Require Product Testing for Hazard Classification?
    Does GHS Require Product Testing for Hazard Classification?

    Chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors must update how they classify and communicate the hazards of their products under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of SDS and Label authoring. It is mandatory to label products and provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that convey the dangers for anyone who purchases, receives, or uses the product. In addition, […]... Learn more

  • Why are Lithium Batteries Regulated in Transportation?
    Why are Lithium Batteries Regulated in Transportation?

    Lithium batteries are as dangerous as gasoline, sulphuric acid and propane. You find lithium batteries in many electronic devices today, such as cameras, cell phones, laptops, medical equipment and power tools. Due to our increasingly mobile lifestyle, our society depends on lithium cells and batteries. However, today’s lithium cells and batteries are more energy dense […]... Learn more

  • What Is Dangerous Goods Training?
    What Is Dangerous Goods Training?

    The inability to understand the consequences of inappropriate shipping and handling of dangerous goods can be costly and “dangerous”. Several fatal accidents can be avoided with sufficient information when employees encounter the transportation of hazardous goods. Knowing necessary safety protocols governing the transport of dangerous goods is critical to preventing accidents.  To minimize the threats […]... Learn more

  • What You Need to Know About Shipping Hazardous Materials
    What You Need to Know About Shipping Hazardous Materials

    Do you know that dry shampoo, nail polish, hair spray, perfumes, things that you need in your everyday lives, are labeled as dangerous goods by the Canadian government and the authorities worldwide? Well, they are. And if you’re planning to sell these products online, you must know that shipping these hazardous materials comes with many […]... Learn more