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Join Tavares Group Consulting Inc. and guest expert Wayne MacLeod of Hazard Control Systems Inc. for a half day LIVE online amendment update session. Interested in having on-site training? Contact us!

Who needs TDG training and how often?

As many may be aware, the Canadian TDG Regulations have recently been amended. These amendments must be followed no later than January 14, 2015 (although some exceptions apply to certain sections). For organizations that receive and ship dangerous goods - your operations will be effected.

The TDG Regulations clearly identify who must receive adequate TDG training and hold a certificate as a person who handles, offers for transport or transports a dangerous goods, unless they are in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate. Also, training certificates for road, rail, and ship expire 36 months after the date of issuance. However, an important point to note when it comes to these amendments is that additional training may be required even if your 3 year TDG training certificate is still valid. Section 6.5 of the TDG Regulations clearly states:

"A person's training should be up-to-date with these Regulations which, in turn, incorporate by reference other documents such as the ICAO Technical Instructions, the IMDG Code and the “Dangerous Goods Shipping Regulations”. Consequently, additional training may have to be undertaken if regulatory changes applicable to the person's duties occur before the training certificate expires."

Considering the significant changes to the Regulations as a result of these amendments, updated training is highly recommended for those who perform regulated duties. Additionally, this is the perfect opportunity for those whose TDG certificates are nearing the 3 year expiration date to be re-certified in time to ensure they are aware of their new obligations come January 2015. 


Wayne MacLeod, President, Hazard Control Systems Inc. 

Wayne A. MacLeod is the President of Hazard Control Systems Inc. and EH&S Compliance Service Inc. He provides consulting, training, and auditing services related to the management of hazardous materials and CSA and ISO standards to industries across Canada, into the USA, and internationally. Formerly, Wayne spent fourteen years in several management positions in the Aluminum Industry with PPG Canada Inc. and Lorlea Architectural Systems.

Wayne has developed teaching materials and lectured at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) Business School (in both the MBA and Executive Education Programs), Fanshawe and Georgian Colleges in courses including environmental law, management systems, auditing, and software applications as well as waste and air quality management. Wayne has lectured at the HAZTECH CANADA and ECO-LOG Environmental Conferences held at the International Centre in Mississauga. As a volunteer executive member of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Wayne also teaches health and safety subjects to London area high school and grade school students.

As project manager and trainer, he has developed and delivered education and training programs relevant to EH&S issues including Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste, Solid Non-Hazardous Waste, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Emergency and Risk Management, Emergency Electrical Power Supplies, and Effective Solutions using Root Cause Analysis.

He has written a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Safety Manual and a 3Rs Compliance Manual, and is presently developing other safety manuals and training programs for different legislation and standards. Training programs regarding most areas of health, safety and environmental legislation are made available to his clients including Emergency Preparedness and Response training.

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