Anyone who transports dangerous goods (aka: hazardous materials or HazMat in the U.S.) must be aware of the latest news from the Canadian government’s Transport Canada. One way to do this is to subscribe to the Transport Dangerous Goods Newsletter.
Before you subscribe you might be interested in checking out the TDG Newsletter for the first quarter of 2015. I honestly don’t know how often they publish this thing, it doesn’t seem regular at all – unlike my monthly newsletter which appears every month predictable as a gas bill. It’s not quarterly or anything. I think they just publish it when they feel they have enough stuff to justify a newsletter.
Curious about what you’ll find inside?
- Word from the Director General
- Recent Changes in the TDG Directorate
- Spring 2013 TDG Newsletter Survey – Thank you for participating!
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Research – What’s New?
- Implementing Lean Management in the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
- Association Québécoise du Propane – Annual Training for Emergency Response Advisors
- Protective Directions Issued by the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
- Lithium Batteries Are Dangerous Goods
- Transport Canada’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Response Program Update
- Petroleum Crude Oil Transloading Facilities in Western Canada
- Dealing with sodium chlorate at a derailment site
- Reportable Accidents across Canada in 2012 and 2013
- CANUTEC Communication System – Canada’s New Safety Hotline for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
- Raising CANUTEC Awareness in Salmon Arm, British Columbia
- Two amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
Are the regulations of TDG Canada that different from PHMSA/USDOT? Not really. As a matter of fact, our two great nations have a reciprocal compliance agreement for the transportation of dangerous goods between the U.S. and Canada by highway or rail. In short, compliance with the regulations of one country is accepted as compliance with the regulations of the other (with a few exceptions). Read here for more: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Between U.S. and Canada.
If you ship, receive, or transport dangerous goods from, to, or within Canada, then you must provide training for your employees engaged in regulated functions, e.g. preparing shipping papers; filling, closing, or loading (and unloading) packages; applying labels, markings, or placards; supervising employees engaged in these functions; and more! Contact me for the training you need to remain compliant.
|Contact me with any questions you may have about the transportation of hazardous materials by air, highway, vessel, or rail. International and Domestic
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