Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) – BC


The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) resource library provides health and safety online courses and certificates for different industries to meet the demand in workplace occupational health and safety for a more skilled, competent, and safe workforce. This Library offers over 80 online courses and was designed to meet the different requirements of provincial and federal government legislation as well as to provide an incremental learning path leading towards three competency-based online certificates.


The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) is an everyday occurrence and it is very important that individuals involved in this process take all the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. This course has been designed to help you meet all regulatory and government requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Code and Enform Industry Recommended Practice (IRP) 17.


This is a three-hour online course.



Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the primary purpose of the Act and Regulations
  • Define key terms
  • Identify how goods are determined as dangerous (under the Act)
  • Define the role and responsibilities of those involved in the transport of dangerous goods
  • Identify who is responsible for determining training and certification needs
  • Describe the certification requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods
  • List record keeping and documentation requirements for TDG
  • Describe and state the purpose of different types of safety marks
  • Describe when an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is required
  • Describe when the release of dangerous goods must be reported
  • Identify the responsibilities surrounding such reports
  • Describe each of the Schedules included in the TDG Regulations