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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Every day, thousands of dangerous goods are transported throughout the country. Some of these goods, like hazardous materials, are transported to the Ryerson University campus for use in various functions, including research. Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) training is aimed to provide participants with an understanding of the hazards and regulatory requirements associated with these products.

Training

TDG training is mandatory for Ryerson students, faculty and staff who are responsible for preparing, handling, receiving and/or transporting dangerous goods while working at the university. Each of the following training opportunities are in-class sessions, offered on an as-needed basis.

There are three categories of training options available to participants, depending on the types of materials being handled:

General

This orientation and basic training session provides an overview on the risks of transporting dangerous goods. It covers safety standards and regulations as they pertain to the transportation of classes 2 to 6.1 and 8 to 9 (e.g. 2-compressed gases, 3-flammable liquids, 4-flammable solids, 5-oxidizers and organic peroxides, 6.1-toxic, 8-corrosives and 9-miscellaneous products). This in-class training takes one full day and is intended for users who will be transporting dangerous goods themselves.  

Infectious materials (class 6.2)

Class 6.2 training pertains to infectious materials (biohazards). This in-class training session is two hours long and is intended for users who will be preparing, handling or shipping out biohazardous materials themselves.

Radioactive materials (class 7)

Class 7 training pertains to radioactive materials. This in-class training session is two hours long and is intended for users who will be preparing, handling or shipping out radioactive materials themselves.

Contact us to schedule training

To schedule a training session, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000, ext. 553770.

Legislation

Ryerson’s TDG procedures are in compliance, by law, with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), external link and Transport Canada’s Regulations on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, external link.