CAN/CGSB-43.125

(the national standard on “Packaging of Category A and Category B Infectious Substances (Class 6.2) and Clinical, (Bio)Medical or Regulated Medical Waste”)

Currently in force:
CAN/CGSB-43.125-2016

Date published:
April 2016
(English and French)

Previous version:
CAN/CGSB-43.125-99 (“Packaging of Infectious Substance, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport”)

Amendment dates:
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Upcoming edition / amendment
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N.B. During the six month phase-in period, compliance with the new edition of the standard is voluntary. You may continue to follow the 1999 edition of the standard or begin to follow the new 2016 edition. As of January 12, 2018, compliance with the 2016 edition of the standard will be mandatory.

Significant changes from CAN/CGSB-43.125-1999 to CAN/CGSB-43.125-2016

What is the scope of the standard?

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

How do I obtain a copy of this standard?

Where can I obtain more information?

What is the scope of the standard?

The CAN/CGSB-43.125 standard sets out the design, manufacturing, marking, selection and use requirements for means of containment for the transport of Category A and Category B infectious substances in Class 6.2.

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

Paragraph 5.6(a) (i) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a Type P620 means of containment manufactured in Canada is a UN Standardized Means of Containment if it complies with sections 2 and 3, and Part 1 of CAN/CGSB-43.125.

Section 1.4 of the TDG Regulation also defines Type P620 and Type P650 means of containment manufactured in Canada as means of containment that are in compliance with the requirements of CAN/CGSB-43.125.

Subsection 5.16(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that dangerous goods in Category A or Category B of Class 6.2, Infectious Substances, must be handled, offered for transport or transported in means of containment manufactured, selected and used in accordance with CAN/CGSB-43.125-2016.

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Public Service and Procurement Canada.

Where can I obtain more information?

Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
Telephone: 1-855-298-1520
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.

Email: MOCregister-Registrecontenant@tc.gc.ca

Technical inquiries:
Email: tdgcontainers-tmdcontenants@tc.gc.ca.
Please include the text "Means of Containment for infectious substances" in the subject line.

Quick Links

FAQ on Type P620 Containers

FAQ on Type P650 Containers

List of vendors of infectious substances packaging

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