How To Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Shipping Dangerous Goods?

By Patrick Wallwork on Jul 04, 2024

Shipping dangerous goods requires strict adherence to regulations and bestpractices to ensure the safety of individuals, the environment, and property.However, there are common mistakes and pitfalls that can lead to accidents, non-compliance with regulations, and serious consequences.

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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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Changes in IATA Regulations for Lithium Batteries

By Michelle Wallwork on Jan 13, 2022

Changes in IATA Regulations for Lithium Batteries   IATA has issued their Significant Changes and Amendments to the 63rd Edition (2022) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.    Changes ...

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How Online Safety Training Benefits your Business

By Michelle Wallwork on Jun 21, 2021

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a federally regulated industry which requires businesses to provide the correct modal training.    Unfortunately, the rules and restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have...

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Why Safety Labels Matter in Dangerous Goods Transportation

By Alyssa Williamson on May 25, 2021

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.

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Suez Canal Incident Demonstrates Just How Much Global Supply Chains Rely On Shipping

By Alyssa Williamson on Apr 08, 2021

“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.”  

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As an employer, how often do I need to provide WHIMIS refresher training?

By Alyssa Williamson on Mar 11, 2021

employers must periodically evaluate workers knowledge using written tests, practical demonstrations or other means.

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What are Dangerous Goods?

By Alyssa Williamson on Feb 18, 2021

A product is considered to be a dangerous good when one of the following conditions is met: It’s listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 3 of the TDG Regulations, or If it is not listed in Schedule 1 or 3, it meets one or more of the classification criteria in Part 2 of the TDG Regulations.

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Cargo Lost at Sea

By Alyssa Williamson on Feb 15, 2021

Cargo ships are enduring rough seas in the Pacific Ocean in the first part of 2021, maritime insurance executives said roughly 3,000 containers have been lost at sea over the past two months alone. Most recent container ship lost an estimated 750 boxes sailing through heavy seas from China to Los Angeles, the latest in a spate of incidents in which boxes carrying millions of dollars’ worth of goods have gone overboard.

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2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

By Alyssa Williamson on Jan 12, 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) provided a status update on the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40-20 (i.e., the 2020 Edition) this week.IMO announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Codeamendment will start on June 1, 2022. IMO plans to release Amendment 40–20 in early 2021. The new Code may be applied voluntarily after January 1, 2021. Under normal conditions, Amendment 40-20 would have been published in Fall 2020. Compliance with a new IMDG Code amendment is voluntary in the first year following publication (i.e., 2021) and mandatory in the second year following publication (i.e., after January 1, 2022). 

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Limited Quantity Mark Now Mandatory

By Michelle Wallwork on Jan 07, 2021

As of January 1st, 2021, the new international safety mark for “LTD QTY” shipments by ground transport in Canada must display this label.   It is important to make sure you and your employees understand when a limited quantity label is required and why.  This will avoid refused shipments and protect your business from infractions.

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Update: Dangerous Goods Temporary Certificates

By Alyssa Williamson on Nov 23, 2020

This communication is intended to remind stakeholders that the following temporary certificates will not be renewed beyond January 31, 2021: TU 0750.1: TrainingNote: This temporary certificate allows individuals who had been trained and held valid training certificates on March 1, 2020, to continue handling, offering for transport, or transporting dangerous goods with expired training certificates.

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