Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 6.2


An infectious substance is defined under section1.4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations. Basically, an infectious substance is a micro-organism that is known or reasonably believed to cause disease in humans or animals. The infectious substance might be contained in blood, tissue, organs, body fluids, vaccines or cultures.


This certificate program will familiarize shippers and receivers of biological samples with the information and training required under the TDG Regulations pertaining to training, classification, emergency response assistance plans, packaging, documentation, labelling, accidental release and imminent accident release report requirements and air shipments.


This course is designed to meet the legislative requirement for training. Current regulations regarding the transportation of dangerous goods will be reviewed during the classroom training. Following successful completion of the training, participants will receive a wallet card that contains the required information (section 6.3 of the TDG Regulations). Training via ground or marine is valid for three years; training via air is valid for two years.

Duration and Materials:

TDG 6.2 is developed as a half day classroom certificate program. Participants will be required to actively participate in discussion, activities and complete a quiz in order to ensure learning has occurred. Lecture, theory, group work and quizzes are included to illustrate and reinforce the concepts.

Target Audience:

This legislated program is applicable for SASWH member organizations involved in the transport of infectious substances.

Specific Learning:

Topics included in the workshop are aligned with the requirements of the TDG Regulations. An understanding of the various infectious substances handled in your facility will be reviewed.

Participants will learn to properly label, placard, document and package dangerous goods. Emphasis is placed on handling of diagnostic specimens, biological products (microorganisms), medical waste, genetically modified organisms, dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Participants are encouraged to keep the application of their knowledge, skills and abilities current with respect to the TDG 6.2 training.

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