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The safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.146 will be undergoing an update by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). Learn more about this update.
(Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9)
Currently in force:
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What is the scope of the standard?
CAN/CGSB-43.146 sets out the requirements for design and manufacture of UN standardized intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a capacity less than or equal to 5000 L (under certain conditions) and the selection and use of UN standardized IBCs and other equivalent specifications for transport of dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?
Section 5.6 of the TDG Regulations specifies that an IBC manufactured in Canada is a UN Standardized Means of Containment if it is in compliance with sections 2 and 3 and Part I of CAN/CGSB-43.146.
Subsection 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized small means of containment selected and used in accordance with Part III of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 regardless of the mode of transportation.
Section 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized large means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3, 12 and 13 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the road, rail or maritime transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
How do I obtain a copy of the standard?
A free copy of this standard can be obtained from Public Service and Procurement Canada.
Where can I obtain more information?
For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CGSB-43.146:
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Please include the text "IBCs" in the subject line.