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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Program develops safety standards and regulations, provides risk-based oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport. The Program is also responsible for TDG research and data analysis, and international collaboration to ensure the safe and secure transportation of dangerous goods worldwide.

The TDG Program has over 100 inspectors (including engineers and remedial measures specialists), who conduct close to 6,000 planned and reactive inspections every year.

The TDG Act and Regulations promote public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported by road, rail, air, or water.

An equivalency certificate, issued by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate,   authorizes AIA Canada members to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the members of AIA Canada, by road or railway vehicle, or by vessel on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods, as long as those members comply with Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations and meet specific conditions, including how dangerous goods are packaged. Goods covered under the equivalency certificate include: 

  • UN2794, BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID, electric storage, Class 8,
  • UN2795, BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ALKALI, electric storage, Class 8, or
  • UN2800, BATTERIES, WET, NON-SPLILLABLE, electric storage, Class 8,

Download the Equivalency Certificate

Find out more

To learn more about the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada, click here

To learn more about training related to the transportation of dangerous goods, click here.

You can keep up-to-date on TDG programs and related topics by reading the TDG Newsletter.


Online Training

ICC Compliance Center (ICC) provides solutions for regulatory compliance in transportation and workplace safety, specializing in labeling, packaging, training and consulting.

AIA Canada, in partnership with ICC, offers AIA members access to online training related to the transportation of dangerous goods. Certification is available upon completion of training.

Visit the ICC website for more information and to register for training.


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