List of Safety Standards (CSA or CGSB standards)

The means of containment standards deal separately with the selection and use of containers for dangerous goods transport from the design, manufacturing, certification and maintenance of those containers.  Separate standards, or distinct chapters within the standards, apply for these purposes as indicated in the titles below.  Part 5 of the TDG Regulations prescribes the container selection and use standard or requirement that for particular dangerous goods, and these in turn invoke the manufacturing, certification and maintenance standards that apply.  Since the TDG Regulations take precedence and may prescribe exceptions or additional requirements to the standards always consult the TDG Regulations in conjunction with the standards.

Paragraph 1.3.1, of the TDG Regulations specifies the edition of each standard and any amendments that are prescribed.  In many cases a new edition or an amendment to a standard may have been published but not (yet) prescribed by regulation.  In such cases the version of a standard prescribed by the regulations is the one legally in force.  Standards and amendments are available for purchase from either CGSB or CSA respectively.

UN Portable Tanks

CSA B625-08

Information on CSA B625-08 (the standard on “Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods”).

UN Small Means of Containment

CAN/CGSB-43.150

Information on CAN/CGSB-43.150 (the national standard on "Performance Packagings for Transportation of Dangerous Goods"). Manufacture, testing and certification of UN small containers, as well as selection and use of small UN containers for most liquid and solid dangerous goods.

Proposed Standard:
Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9, a Transport Canada Standard New

CAN/CGSB-43.151

Information on CAN/CGSB-43.151 (the national standard on "Packing of Explosives (Class 1) for Transportation"). Selection and use of containers for Explosives in Class 1

CAN/CGSB-43.126

Information on CAN/CGSB-43.126 (the national standard on "Remanufacturing and Reconditioning of Drums Used for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods"). Remanufacturing, reconditioning and recertification requirements for re-use of certain drums as specified in section 5.12(2) of the TDG Regulations

UN Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

CAN/CGSB-43.146

Information on CAN/CGSB-43.146 (the national standard on "Design, Manufacture and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods"). Manufacture, testing and certification, as well as selection and use of UN IBCs.

Containers for Infectious substances in Class 6.2

CAN/CGSB-43.125

Information on CAN/CGSB-43.125 (the national standard on "Design and Manufacture of Packaging for the Transportation of Infectious Substances, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products or (Bio) Medical Waste"). Manufacture, testing and certification, of containers for dangerous goods in Class 6.2, including Type 1A (UN Standardized), Type 1B and Type 1C containers.  (Container selection specified in Section 5.16 of the TDG Regulations).  

Tank Trucks and Trailers (highway tanks) and TC Portable Tanks

CSA-B621

Information on CSA-B621 (the CSA standard on "Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks, and Other Large Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9").

CSA-B622

Information on CSA-B622 (the CSA standard on "Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks and Ton Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2").

CSA-B620

Information on CSA-B620 (the CSA standard on "Highway Tanks and TC Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods").

Manufacture, testing, certification and maintenance. 

CSA-B626

Information on CSA-B626 (the CSA standard on “Portable Tank Specification TC 44”).

Railway Tank Cars and Ton Containers

TP14877

Information on Transport Canada Publication TP14877 – Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard.

Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes

CSA B340

Information on CSA B340 (the standard on "Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes, and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2").

CSA B339

Information on CSA B339 (the standard on "Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods").

Manufacture, testing, certification and maintenance

UN cylinders, UN tubes, UN cryogenic receptacles, and multiple-element gas containers

CSA B341

Information on CSA B341 (the standard on "UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods”).

CSA B342

Information on CSA B342 (the standard on "Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2”.

Aerosol Containers and Gas Cartridges

CGSB-43.123

Information on CGSB-43.123 (the standard on "Aerosol Containers and Gas Cartridges for Transport of Dangerous Goods”).

How to order

The CSA Standards can be ordered from the Canadian Standards Association:

by telephone:
1-800-463-6727

online:
http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/publications/icat/transportcanada

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site at https://community.csagroup.org/community/ohs/tdg-standards-view-access#.

The CGSB Standards can be ordered from the Canadian General Standards Board:

by telephone:
1-800-665-2472

by email:
ncr.cgsb-ongc@pwgsc.gc.ca

online:
www.pwgsc.gc.ca/cgsb

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