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(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:
(English and French)
CAN/CGSB-43.125-99 (“Packaging of Infectious Substance, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport”)
Upcoming edition / amendment
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.
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.
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.
A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Public Service and Procurement Canada.
Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.
Please include the text "Means of Containment for infectious substances" in the subject line.
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