Changes found in the NEW 2021 International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions
TDG Training by Air
ICAO has released their newest version of the Technical Instructions. As Air Training expires every 2 years it is important for companies to update their training as a number of changes have been made by the Air Industry relating to dangerous goods and their transportation.
ICAO – The International Civil Aviation Organization, is a collaborative effort of 193 countries to develop standards in aviation to ensure safe and sustainable air operations around the globe. While they are not a regulatory agency, they provide International guidelines to transportation concerning dangerous goods in their Technical Instructions. These instructions can then be used to provide regulatory training to those businesses shipping, handling or packaging dangerous goods using Air transport.
Remember, your business cannot ship any regulated dangerous goods by Air without the proper training and certification.
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Some Changes found in the NEW 2021 ICAO TI
1) Changes to the exceptions, training requirements and dangerous goods security.
2) Changes for dangerous goods carried by passengers or crew, as well as dangerous goods by post.
3) Classification changes for Category A infectious substances and assignment of packing groups for corrosives.
4) Addition of Dangerous Goods is updated to include new UN numbers and proper shipping names. Special provisions have several changes and some new additions as well.
5) Over twenty packaging instructions have been updated or changed.
6) UN/ID number height has been clarified, and minimum dimensions have been added to the lithium battery mark. How multiple overpacks are described has changed, as well as the declaration statement when signed electronically.
7) Clarifications for the size of UN marks on packaging’s, revisions to capacity for aerosols, as well as new provisions for design types.
8) Radioactive section is updated to add new radionuclides as well as terminology change from rational level to dose rate.
9) Attachments; There are a number of changes, deletions, and additions to the defined terms in the glossary.
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The movement of all Dangerous Goods in Canada is regulated by Transport Canada for all modes of Transportation and is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) as well as the International Marine Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). Each of these outlines’ specific instructions for the shipping/handling/receiving and consumer purchasing of each Dangerous Goods product or those products contained within e.g., Lithium Batteries. Having a visible safety mark on the outside of a means of containment to identify the potential hazards is part of these instructions and works to keep all individuals safe and secure from possible illness/injury caused by unmarked packaging.
“The majority of trade between Asia and Europe still relies on the Suez Canal, and given that vital goods including vital medical equipment and PPE, are moving via these ships we call on the Egyptian authorities do all they can to reopen the canal as soon as possible.”
An estimated 12% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal, comprising more than one billion tonnes of goods each year.
Guy Platten continued: “Not only will the goods aboard the Ever Given be severely delayed on their journey, but the hundreds of other ships are also affected. The damage done to the global supply chain will be significant.”