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Questions about TDG

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Questions

If you have any questions about the Online TDG Training course you should find it here. If you have a question that's not answered here, please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or drop us an email at and we'll be happy to answer it for you immediately.

What purpose do TDG regulations serve?

TDG regulations are designed to improve public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported. They are a set of rules that set safety standards and shipping requirements for hazardous goods. The Regulations also provide a means of communicating the nature and level of danger associated with chemicals by means of placards and hazard symbols.

What is meant by Clear Language?

The present regulations are called TDG Clear Language Regulations and came into effect on August 15, 2002. These replaced those developed in the early 1980s, which were more complicated. The regulation applies to transport of these hazardous goods by road, rail, water and air in Canada.

What Federal Acts and Regulations govern TDG?

Transport Canada - Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

What is TDG Amendment 6

TDG Amendment 6 was published by Transport Canada on February 20, 2006 and came into effect on February 20, 2008. Changes were made to the classification of some infectious substances, documentation, Dangerous Good Safety Marks, Means of Containment, ERAPS, Accidental Release reporting requirements, placarding rules and several other changes. Amendment 6 changes are incorporated into the Alert First-Aid inc TDG training course.

Who needs Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training?

Anyone involved in handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods must be TDG TRAINED! This includes shippers, receivers, and those who load and offload dangerous materials.

Do I have to have my training certificate with me?

If an inspector or police officer asks to see your TDG Certificate when you are working you are required to show it to him. You should keep it in your wallet.

How often should employees recieve TDG training?

Every 3 years. Trained employees must carry with them the certificate supplied by the training company and this must have a 3 year expiry date. These training certificates are specific to the employer and become invalid should the employee change companies.

What is the difference between TDG and WHMIS

WHMIS is about controlled products for industrial use and deals with the effects to workers of hazardous materials. TDG Regulation deals with controlling the immediate hazards of exposure to hazardous materials in the event of a spill or leak during transportation.

What is a ERAP? 

An ERAP is an Emergency Response Assistance Plan. This is a plan which must be filed and approved by Transport Canada when certain hazardous goods are transported. The Alert First-Aid inc TDG training course provides details of ERAP’s, how and when to prepare them and how to notify the authorities.

How will the GHS ( Globally Harmonized System) affect TDG in Canada?

According to Health Canada - not that much. Canadian TDG Regulations are already based on the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations. Only acute health and physical hazards are addressed by GHS and GHS symbols used for them are the same as those used in the TDG. More detailed information is available at: . Information about the schedule for implementation can be found at:

Where can I find the TDG regulations that apply in my province?

These are provided for you to review in the online Alert First-Aid inc TDG Training Course.

What training records must be retained for TDG Training?

Employers are required to retain written records of employee education to ensure proof of compliance with the Regulations. The Alert First-Aid inc Learning Management System provides a Certificate upon successful completion of any of our online safety training programs and maintains records on our computer to prove due diligence.The Alert First-Aid inc Learning Management System provides a Certificate upon successful completion of our program and maintains records on our computer to prove due diligence.

How long will it take to complete the TDG online training course.

Between 1-2 hours.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

Just give us a call or drop us an email and we will recover it for you.

Can I leave a the course open in the background while I do other work.

Yes, no problem.

What if I do run out of time? Do I have to go back to session one?

You can take the TDG course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.

What happens if I don't pass the final test?

You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 80%.

Once I pass the course do I get a certificate proving I have completed a TDG training course? 

Yes the administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.

What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?

Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.

What if I lose my proof of training certifcate or wallet card?

The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or TDG training certificate for you.

How do I pay for my course? 

Give us a call and pay with credit card or click here choose the amount of course you want to buy and proceed to the shopping cart.

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