TDG Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

What’s inside

Table of contents


Index not available at this time

Release notes

Release notes not available at this time

Details and specs

Editor: Don Buchanan

The TDG Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition is a great educational and learning tool for your workers and is a practical reference aid. This handy, updated version of our TDG Pocket Guide reflects the latest regulatory requirements to help you better understand and comply with the TDG Act and the most important parts of the TDG Regulations (TDGR). (Note: This guide primarily focuses on TDG-by-road.)

The TDG Pocket Guide provides vital information that your workers need to know about safe handling, shipping, and transport of different classes of dangerous goods. New and current employees need to understand TDG rules for their own safety and the safety of their co-workers, and to protect the public and the environment.

TDG legislation applies to any person who consigns (offers for transport), transports, or handles dangerous goods. Such personnel must be adequately trained and hold a current training certificate. A person is not adequately trained until they have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the TDGR that relate to their duties, and to the specific dangerous goods they are expected to handle, offer for transport, or transport.

The TDG Pocket Guide is a practical resource to help train and inform your work teams, including shippers, handlers, drivers, and others. It is the employer’s responsibility to train their employees and issue Training Certificates.

Protect your organization by ensuring your employees and supervisory personnel are informed about the TDG regulatory framework and the detailed requirements of the TDGR, including proper labelling and placarding, accurate shipping documents, and safe, secure shipping and handling.

New in this edition

  • Fully updated interpretive text and content reflect the latest regulatory developments for TDG-by-road, such as updated release reporting requirements and dynamic references to safety standards.
  • Clear explanations of the main elements of TDG include training; required content of a shipping document; core duties of shippers, handlers and carriers; and much more.
  • Updated information on all TDG safety marks, including newer types of marks, plus labels and placards for all nine TDG Classes.
  • Descriptions and overview of the nine classes of dangerous goods, including divisions/packing groups, applicable safety marks, key safety standards, and relevant exemptions.
  • Includes updated illustrations (e.g., all TDG safety marks), plus numerous relevant tables and flowcharts.

Table of Contents (summarized):
Introduction; Purposes of TDG; Legislative Framework, including purpose of three Schedules under TDGR; Understanding the Main Elements of TDG; Enforcement and TDG Inspectors; Offences, Prosecutions, Ticketing; Regulatory Change; TDG Training Requirements; What is Adequate Training?; Your Training Certificate; Reciprocity of TDG Training; Format of Certificate; Means of Containment – General Duties; Importance of Safety Standards for Means of Containment; Dynamic References to Safety Standards; Certification Safety Marks; Duties of consignors (shippers); carriers (driver) and handlers; Required Content in a Shipping Document; Release Reporting, including Emergency Report, Reporting a Release or Anticipated Release, 30-Day Follow-up Report, Security Report; Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs); Class 1 – Explosives; Class 2 – Gases; Class 3 – Flammable Liquids; Class 4 – Flammable Solids, Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion, and Water Reactive Substances; Class 5 – Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides; Class 6 – Toxic Substances and Infectious Substances; Class 7 – Radioactive Materials; Class 8 – Corrosives; Class 9 – Miscellaneous Products, Substances or Organisms; Dangerous Goods Safety Marks for Small and Large Means of Containment; Listing of Special Cases (Exemptions); Discussion of Important Exemptions; Overview of Parts 9 to 16 of TDGR; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Glossary


Order an individual copy for all workers and supervisors who are involved or may be involved in the shipping, handling or transport of dangerous goods. The book is pocket-sized and coil-bound for easier reading. Ask about our quantity discounts.


Practice Area:
Human Resources,Transportation Law


Publication Date:

Hardcover Specifications

Service #:

Sub #:


Shelf Space:


Anticip Unkeep Cost:

eBook Specifications