Chemical Management for TDG Act Compliance Transportation Industry

Every day, thousands of shipments of dangerous goods are transported by road, rail, marine and air. Regardless of the mode of transportation, ensuring the safety of the dangerous goods as well as the operators, occupants, the public and the environment is essential for everyone involved. GHS and the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (TDG) are widely recognized as crucial documents for chemical hazard communication worldwide. Most countries have adopted these transport regulations into their own national regulation. In Canada, it is called the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), and in the USA, it is known as the Department of Transport (DOT).

TDG Act Compliance

Chemicals are handled throughout the supply chain which is why having accurate and easy-to-access information on the contents of the dangerous goods is essential to the safe transport of chemicals if any transportation incident occurs.  

In Canada, significant amendments to the TDG Act have been implemented since 2016. Chemscape is dedicated to assisting clients in staying up to date with these regulatory changes, thereby enabling them to maintain compliance, avoid fines, and keep their products flowing smoothly within the supply chain.

TDG-Focused SDS Management Solutions for the Transportation Industry

Effective management of safety data sheets and ensuring access to them are critical for maintaining compliance with the TDG act. By utilizing Chemscape’s SDS management solution, sdsBinders, businesses can ensure that they have current and readily accessible SDS information, thereby safeguarding the well-being of their workers in the transportation sector.

SdsBinders efficiently handles the constant updates from SDS suppliers and minimizes the potential for errors. Use sdsBinders to keep your Safety Data Sheet’s organized and accessible wherever you go. Features include:

  • Maintain a database of your organization’s chemicals and Safety Data Sheets so you can focus on other tasks. 
  • The sdsBinders mobile app allows transportation and logistics workers to have SDS access on individual mobile devices, ensuring vital information is with the worker wherever they go.  
  • Search for products by UN Number. 
  • Download Emergency Response Guides for the associated chemical with every SDS search result. 

In-house Chemical Management and by In-house TDG Experts

Chemscape has an in-house TDG expert who sits on an advisory committee for TDG matters in Ottawa to stay up to date with legislative changes and advise industry and government groups.

Trusted and Experienced SDS Authors that understand Classification for TDG Labels

Chemscape boasts a team of certified and highly experienced professionals who can take your lab analysis, reclassify chemicals and provide GHS and SDS authoring services that satisfy both Canadian and American regulations. Our Safety Data Sheets have a best-in-class reputation and our documents are routinely recognized by regulators and inspectors as high quality and reliable. We understand that classification changes for a product can  significantly impact Section 14 of the Safety Data Sheet on Transportation. In Canada, many Oil and Gas companies have seen Transport Canada enforce this for the past several years. Ensuring your SDS is accurately classified and authored is of utmost importance to prevent potential fines and keep your shipments moving. A properly classified and authored SDS is critical to avoid potential fines and keep your shipments moving.

Contact Chemscape Safety Technologies today to learn more about the industries we work with. 

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