Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Are you responsible for preparing, packaging and/or receiving dangerous goods?A dangerous good is a product, substance or organism included by its nature or by the TDG regulations in any of the classes listed in the schedule of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


Do you have the proper qualifications to ship and receive dangerous goods?

McMaster University staff must recieve the appropriate TDG training when dangerous goods are:

  • Packaged for Transport
  • Shipped
  • Recieved
  • Transported by road, air, or rail

Environmental and Occupational Health Support Services has created online TDG training that is available in Mosaic. The training will provide you with the necessary information to safely handle dangerous goods and meet the requirements of the regulations.


Navigation: Main Menu>Human Resources>Self Service>Learning & Development>Request Training Enrollment.

Note: If you have registered for an in-class training session but can no longer attend, please contact  with the name, date, time, and location of the session in order to cancel your registration.

Online Training Reminder: 24 hours after registering in Mosaic to complete an online session, the course content and quiz will become available in your Avenue to Learn account (MacID login required). Your training summary, accessible in Mosaic, will reflect successful completion of training one (1) business day after successfully completing the course quiz.

Click here for instructions on how to register

Frequently Asked Questions




Applicable Acts and Regulations:    


  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1985
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and regulations R. R. O 1992
  • ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Air Transport Association, 1999
  • Radioactive Substances
  • CNSC Transport Packaging of Radioactive Materials Regulation 2000
  • IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material TS-R-1 1996
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Ontario General Waste Management Regulation, Reg. 347 and 558/00