The Dangerous Goods Training Center is a specialized firm dedicated to the field training on hazardous materials and work safety. We firmly believe that to be successful, training must be enjoyable and simple. Which is why all our classes are directed by spirited trainers who apply dynamic training techniques in order to make the participants feel fully involved in the learning process.
We offer Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation (TDGR), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS-2015) and lifting equipment (forklift and pallet truck) training customized to our clients specific needs.
All our hazardous material and lifting equipment courses meet federal and provincial requirements and lead to a recognized training certificate as required by the various competent authorities (Transport Canada, DoT, FAA, IATA, ICAO, CNESST).
What are hazardous materials ??
Hazardous materials are defined as any substance that may present an important risk to the health and safety of persons. Included in this definition are explosives, compressed gases, aerosols, solvents, flammable, oxidizing, toxic and infectious radioactive or corrosive materials. They are present in all aspects of our lives. Furthermore, some domestic chemicals, which may seem mondane, may cause severe damages and injuries when transported particularly by air.
There are mainly two regulations that apply to hazardous mterials: the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) that applies while shipping or carrying dangerous goods; and Hazardous Products Regulations (or WHMIS-2015) which applies to the distribution and handling hazardous products in the workplace. Specific packaging methods, labelling requirements and documentation must be provided depending on the regulations.
In addition to hazardous materials, lifting equipment (forklift, powered pallet trucks, skyjacks) are a safety concern and present a risk to the health and safety of employees and business continuity, Employers and supervisors can be held criminally responsible for injuries that could have been prevented through adequate training .