Proposed changes to the TDG Regulations

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Transport Canada is proposing changes to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to better define training requirements.  The proposed amendments would remove the term “adequately trained”; incorporate by reference a new training standard developed under the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB); and specify that to be considered competent to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods, a person must receive both general awareness and function-specific training and assessment.  This follows recent findings that of the 409 dangerous goods incidents resulting in injury or death reported between 2014 and 2019, approximately 55 were attributed to improper or insufficient training.

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