Notice – New edition of CAN/CGSB 43.126 is published

A new edition of the following standard has been developed by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Technical Committee on Reconditioning of drums for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods and was published in July 2019:

CAN/CGSB 43.126Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods”.

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Coming into force

In accordance with Section 1.3.2 of the TDG Regulations, this newly published standard comes into force on January 31, 2020, however, stakeholders may begin transitioning to these new standards at any time before this date.

Most notable changes

The most notable changes that appear in the new edition of this standard are summarized below:

  • additional requirement for closure instructions for the Program documentation manual
  • revised requirements for closure gasket replacement
  • additional requirements for pressure gauges used during the leak test
  • revised marking requirements for a change of metal drum thickness
  • oher requirements have been revised for the purpose of clarifying their intent.

For more information, you can find a detailed summary of the biggest changes between CAN/CGSB-43.126-2008 and the updated CAN/CGSB-43.126-2019 Standard.

Accessing the new standards

The standard may be obtained free of charge from:

Canadian General Standards Board
Sales Centre
Gatineau, Canada K1A 1G6

Telephone: 819-956-0425
Toll free: 1-800-665-2472
Fax: 819-956-5740

Web site:

The standard may also be obtained from:

Government of Canada Publications
Publishing and Depository Services
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0S5

Telephone: 613-941-5995
Toll free: 1-800-635-7943
Fax: 1-800-565-7757 or 613-954-5779.

Web site:

Participating in the development of future editions of these standards

Individuals and organizations interested in participating and contributing in the development of future editions of the standard are encouraged to contact the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) by any of the means below.

Canadian General Standards Board
Gatineau, Canada K1A 1G6

Telephone:  1-800-665-2472

Contact us

Stakeholders may submit questions to Transport Canada regarding the new edition of CAN/CGSB 43.126 by sending an email to