Dangerous Goods Standards

Each day, products defined as "Dangerous Goods" are transported within Canada. It is essential for the public, government and industry to continually work towards minimizing the risks involved in the transportation of these goods through the application of 'safe practices'.

As a minimum these safe practices must include compliance with the requirements found in the Canadian federal government legislation that regulates the handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing of dangerous goods by all modes of transport, known as the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) (road, rail, air and marine).

The TDGR incorporates by reference the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods By Air (ICAO TI's), which establishes the rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air both within Canada and internationally. Both the TDGR and the ICAO TI's are based on the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, and for Radioactive, the International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.

Transport Canada's Regional Aviation Dangerous Goods Offices are responsible for the administration and enforcement of those requirements that pertain to the transport of dangerous goods by air.
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