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The Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) has released the first draft of the new National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-192.3 entitled “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training, Assessment and Competency”. Once the Standard is finalized and published, Transport Canada will propose an amendment to Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, which would allow the Standard to be incorporated by reference.

What is the scope of the Standard?

This Standard outlines training, assessment, and competency requirements for persons who handle offer for transport or transport dangerous goods by road, rail, marine, and air in Canada. 

Competency describes the capability of performing tasks pertaining to the transportation of dangerous goods (TDG), which is developed through the acquisition of knowledge, skill, and ability. This Standard is widely applicable as it:

  • Identifies and describes function-specific tasks across all modes of transport; and
  • Provides a benchmark to employers in terms of training and determining competencies that suit their operations and workforce requirements.

Draft Standard and Comments

To obtain a copy of the draft Standard and corresponding comment form during the Public Review period, please see the link, below.  Please note that all comments must be submitted to CGSB using their comment form by October 24, 2019. Please forward any comments that you have to fred.jones@h-a-c.ca.

Please also take note that the staff officer contact for the project is Sandra Gravelle 
Consultation and Liaison Officer, Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Transport Canada / Government of Canada

sandra.gravelle@tc.gc.ca / Tel: 613-993-9049 / TTY: 1-888-675-6863

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