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Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Site Registration Requirements): SOR/2023-206

By Patrick Wallwork on Nov 07, 2023

Transport Canada has introduced an amendment creating an entirely new part with a requirement for participants in the transportation of dangerous goods. Those who handle, offer for transport, transport, or i...

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Roadway Hazmat Crashes Have, and are, Changing the Rules

By Emilia Romano on Jun 01, 2023

Crashes involving hazardous materials being moved by truck are increasing. And that is bad news for hazmat responders. A recent report by CBS News examined data on the number of roadway crashes over the past...

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Transporting Dangerous Goods by Atlantic Marine

By Emilia Romano on May 01, 2023

At Marine Atlantic, we aim to move all our customers’ goods safely, in the most efficient way possible. We understand that the transportation of dangerous goods deserves special attention and continually wor...

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Are major cities in Canada prepared for a dangerous goods rail disaster?

By Patrick Wallwork on Apr 05, 2023

A recent toxic train derailment is putting the spotlight on rail safety in Canadian towns and cities where shipments of dangerous goods roll on a regular basis. The window [is] still open for a Lac-Megantic ...

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Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations (GHS, Seventh Revised Edition)

By Patrick Wallwork on Mar 01, 2023

The regulatory amendments provide a 3-year transition period, ending on December 14, 2025. The 3-year transition period gives suppliers, employers, and workers time to adjust to the WHMIS changes and helps e...

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Shipping By Sea

By Emilia Romano on Feb 01, 2023

The marine insurance sector saw a huge drop last year in the number of total shipping losses but the industry continues to have a problem with shippers trying to sneak hazardous and flammable cargo on board ...

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As the world looks to electrify vehicles and store renewable power, one giant challenge looms: what will happen to all the old lithium batteries?

By Emilia Romano on Jan 05, 2023

As the quiet whirr of electric vehicles gradually replaces the revs and noxious fumes of internal combustion engines, a number of changes are set to filter through our familiar world. The overpowering smell ...

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SIGNIFICANT CHANGES To Air Regulations 2023

By Emilia Romano on Nov 01, 2022

The 64th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in developing the content of the 2023–2024 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructio...

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Proposed changes that Transport Canada has planned for the next 2 years April 2022 – April 2024.

By Emilia Romano on Oct 01, 2022

Below please find the proposed changes. We do not believe this is an all-inclusive list and expect these changes to come into force sometime in late 2022 or early 2023: Highlights of the proposed amendments:...

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Why Its Important To Do Dangerous Goods Marine Training

By Patrick Wallwork on Sep 01, 2022

When it comes to the responsibility to comply with any regulation, appropriate training is key to providing not only awareness of the regulations, but also, for enabling competence when performing one’s spec...

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The Importance of Training Employees

By Michelle Wallwork on May 16, 2022

The Importance of Training Employees One of the best ways to enhance knowledge and skills is through training. Getting employees exposed to relevant and consistent training can help companies improve perform...

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TRANSPORTING LITHIUM BATTERIES – DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?

By Michelle Wallwork on Mar 03, 2022

TRANSPORTING LITHIUM BATTERIES – DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? Lithium Batteries are fully regulated Dangerous Good and must follow the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations for all shipments by Air, Grou...

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