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Training…the scorned child of TDG. Part 1!

TDG training, the eternal problem that has been going on for so many years. I began my career in 1999 and even then the regulations did not really help to define training requirements regarding the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR). It is fair to say that we are no further ahead today.

It is important to understand the training requirements for your company, including:

  • Who? Which employees require training?
  • What? What training do they need?
  • When? How often do they need to be trained?
  • How long? Do they need a 4-hour course, 1 day, 2 days?
  • Regulations? What parts of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations should be addressed?

This blog is one in a series that I hope will help you establish the training requirements for your employees. 

We will start by asking questions and we will find the answers in regulatory articles. I will interpret them to guide you as best as I can.

Before I begin, I would like to clarify the term ”Transportation”. When Transport Canada uses the term transportation includes any activity that relates to the request for transportation by all modes of transport (contacting a carrier for a shipment either by ground, air, or sea), transportation (e.g. truck driver), handling (employees who prepare shipments and/or receive dangerous goods (DG), and also includes the import of DG by all modes of transport (air, sea, or transborder).

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