The safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.146 will be undergoing an update by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). Learn more about this update.
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(Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9)
Currently in force:
(English and French)
Amendment in force:
Upcoming edition / amendment:
(For IBC Leak Test and Inspection Facilities - You are required to submit a revised procedure to ensure the information in your file is up to date before the end of the transition period)
Significant changes from CAN/CGSB-43.146-2016 to CAN/CGSB-43.146-2022
What is the scope of the standard?
CAN/CGSB-43.146 sets out the requirements for design and manufacture of UN standardized IBCs with a capacity less than or equal to 5000 L (under certain conditions) and the selection and use of UN standardized IBCs and other equivalent specifications for transport of dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?
Section 5.6 of the TDG Regulations specifies that an IBC manufactured in Canada is a UN Standardized Means of Containment (MOC) if it is in compliance with sections 2 and 3 and Part I of CAN/CGSB-43.146.
Subsection 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized small MOC selected and used in accordance with Part II of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
Section 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized large MOC selected and used in accordance with Part II of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.
How do I obtain a copy of the standard?
A free copy of this standard can be obtained from Government of Canada Publications.
Where can I obtain more information?
For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CGSB-43.146:
Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.
Please include the text "IBCs" in the subject line.