The times, they are a changing. Canada recently revamped the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) that helps protect workers. If you’re working with chemicals that could pose physical or health risks, you need to be aware of the new labelling and documentation being used to keep you safe. With this updated system, Canada adopted many new symbols (known as pictograms) to better align with international standards.
This training is a must for workplaces containing hazardous materials. You’ll learn about all the hazard symbols, package/bottle labelling requirements, and how to use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Each worker has the “right to know” what he or she is working with and this course teaches everyone the basics. In conjunction with specific workplace safety training, this certification helps employers fulfill their duty to train their employees.
Note: Students will be provided with a copy of the presentation notes that they can keep.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
If you’re involved in shipping dangerous goods in Canada, you must be trained in the TDG Regulations.The Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation is the standard for shipping by road and rail. This course is great for both new and recurrent students and can be customized to cover your specific chemicals. Some of the major topics covered are:
• The fundamentals required to make a shipment
• How to navigate the TDG Regulations
• Exemptions that can make shipping easier
Even if you only plan to ship by air or water, your goods will be travelling on public roads for a part ofthe journey so you still must comply with TDG. This 3-year certification is a must for anyone involved in the industry.
Note: We provide reference material that students can use during the course. Students will be provided with a copy of the presentation notes that they can keep.
IATA 60TH ED (2019)
Shipping dangerous goods on an aircraft is a different beast. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) sets some of the strictest rules in the industry for shipping dangerous goods, and for good reason. An incident on an aircraft is much less manageable than one on the ground and can lead to disastrous consequences. Making use of the dangerous goods regulations published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), we’ll cover a range of topics for this 2-year certification. Some of the major topics covered are:
• How to navigate the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
• Restrictions and quantity limitations imposed
• Special Packaging, Marking, and Labelling requirements for air transport
• Requirements for writing a Shipper’s Declaration (dangerous goods shipping document)
Note: Students must have their own copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations: 60th Edition (2019).
This can be purchased from us ahead of time. To save on costs, 2-3 students from the same company may share a copy if needed. Students will be provided with a copy of the presentation notes that they can keep. Sound knowledge of the TDG Regulations is considered a pre-requisite. If you work in the airline industry and require an IATA accredited course, we can put you in touch with an organization that offers that. Our course is created for shippers and is not affiliated with or accredited by IATA.
IMDG 39TH EDITION (2019-2021)
Canada is by no means land-locked. Much of our country touches water in some way or another and if you want your dangerous goods shipment to travel by ship, you’ll need to comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. If your goods have far to travel, shipping them by water is often less expensive than going by air, but there are special requirements when transporting by vessel. To achieve this 3-year certification, some of the major topics covered in the IMDG course are:
• How to navigate the IMDG Regulations (Volume 1 & Volume 2)
• Durability requirements for packaging, marking, labelling, and placarding
• Segregation requirements between different goods in a freight container
• Allowances for shipping dangerous goods in bulk packaging
Note: Students must have their own copy of the IMDG Code: Amendment 38-16 (2016) or Amendment 39-18 (2018). The 2018 Edition can be purchased from us ahead of time. To save on costs, 2-3 students from the same company may share a copy if needed. Students will be provided with a copy of the presentation notes that they can keep. Sound knowledge of the TDG Regulations is considered a pre-requisite.
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