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Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (V310) - 2 lessons
In general, dangerous goods are materials, substances, or organisms that can pose a significant risk during transportation to: • Health and safety of the people transporting them or who might be exposed to them during an emergency • Property or • The environment This Lesson will address ground shipments within Canada only. Know Your Responsibilities People involved in the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada must perform their duties in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG). In addition, emergency responders, such as fire and rescue crews, must be able to quickly identify dangerous goods in order to respond to accidents effectively. The responsibilities for the shipment can belong to a single person, a group of people, or a whole organization, depending on the specific conditions of the shipment. Responsibilities can vary depending on whether you are acting as a consignor, a carrier, or a handler (receivers of dangerous goods are considered to be handlers). If a receiver returns dangerous goods the receiver becomes the consignor and must fulfill all consignor requirements under the Regulations.
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