August, 2005: August 15, 2005 is the
official recertification date for Transportation of Dangerous Goods Clear
Language Regulations. The TDG Clear Language
Regulations came into effect on August 15, 2002 and are applicable to all
modes of transport in Canada. Under these regulations, companies are
required to ensure that their employees are properly trained and hold a
valid TDG training certificate while transporting dangerous goods. TDG
certificates are valid for a maximum of three years and so long as the
person is employed by the same company.
The regulations are a set
of rules that prescribe safety standards and shipping requirements for
thousands of dangerous goods. The regulations also provide a means of
communicating the nature and level of danger associated with chemicals.
Although there are some
exceptions, the regulations generally call for all persons involved in the
transportation of dangerous goods to be adequately trained and certified. The
fines for non-compliance with the TDG regulations can be a maximum of
$50,000 per person per day for a first offence, and up to $100,000 for
each subsequent offence.
TDG online training courses
were created with the help of TDG
regulatory specialists in order to provide comprehensive and effective
training to all Canadians requiring TDG certification.
more information on TDG Regulations, please visit our
TDG - Frequently Asked Questions
Transport Canada's TDG website.
Click here to
purchase a TDG course.
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