The shipping of dangerous goods, as risky as it sounds, is a vital necessity in our economy. Transportation of certain hazards such as compressed gases, corrosives, flammable liquids and toxics by road vehicle cause unique highway safety concerns. Transport Canada federally and each provincial agency have strict rules and regulations you must comply with. Failure to do so could result in potential incidents, the seizure of goods, or fines, or jail time. Global Hazmat is driven by safety and compliance; our trained professionals can provide you with efficient and results oriented support. Below we have summarized some of the major items for you to consider before transporting your next shipment of dangerous goods.
It is up to your employer to determine the level of training required before transporting dangerous goods. Dangerous goods carriers have to meet stricter safety criteria than those not handling dangerous goods. We recognize that understanding the TDG Regulations can be overwhelming. We have a number of training options to help your business and your team operate efficiently and safely.
Dangerous goods documentation is vital when preparing a dangerous goods shipment. The shipping documentation identifies the specific dangerous goods and provides emergency information to responders. To ensure compliance, see the detailed outline of shipping documents and requirements that can be found under the TDG Regulations Part 3.
For most dangerous goods, approved or certified packaging is required. The new TP14850 regulation provides rules for packaging small means of containment. There are also changes to “bulk means of containment” for many types of dangerous goods. To avoid potential non compliance that could ultimately result in fines you need to keep up with the changes.
Recently there has been a major change to Part 8 of TDG, reporting requirements. This part has been enhanced to include new “released amounts” of dangerous goods for reporting, lost or stolen dangerous goods, undeclared or misdeclared, and tampered with dangerous goods.
If your company requires updates, a consultation or audit, or a security plan to assist in your attempts to meet these new requirements give us a call.
We’re here to help you take all the right steps and feel confident about your shipment. If you have any questions or require for further information regarding shipping dangerous goods by road vehicle, please contact our team at Global HazMat. Contact us today at 1-877-744-4999.