Technical standards referenced in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

In order to provide the most accurate information to the industry stakeholders regarding technical standards referenced in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate has compiled technical standards below along with details regarding when they were last updated.

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Most recently updated technical standards

Standard Development Organization Standard Description/Title Date Published Upcoming Edition Web page Notes
Transport Canada Standard TP 14877 Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail July 2019   Overview of Standard TP14877 on containers for TDG by rail  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.126 Reconditioning, Remanufacturing and Repair of Drums for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods July 2019   Standard CAN/CGSB-43.126: Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.151 Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1) July 2019   Standard CAN/CGSB-43.151: Containers for explosives (Class 1)  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B620 Highway Tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods November 2020 2025 Standard CSA B620: Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B621 Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks and other large containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 November 2020   CSA-B621  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Selection and use of highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2 November 2020   CSA-B622  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B625 Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods March 2020   CSA B625  

Technical standards

Means of containement standards

Standard Development Organization Standard Description/Title Date Published Upcoming Edition Web page Notes
Transport Canada Standard TP 14850 Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9 October 2010 2018 TP14850 The 2018 version of the TP 14850 Standard is not in force yet. The 2010 standard will stay in force until the new standard is referenced in the TDG Regulations.
Transport Canada Standard TP 14877 Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail July 2019   Overview of Standard TP14877 on containers for TDG by rail  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.123 Aerosol containers and gas cartridges for Transport of Dangerous Goods March 2017 2022 CGSB-43.123  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.125 Packaging for Infectious Substances, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport April 2016 2021 CAN/CGSB-43.125 New title for the next version of the standard: Packaging of Category A and Category B Infectious Substances (Class 6.2) and Clinical, (Bio)Medical or Regulated Medical Waste
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.126 Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods July 2019   Standard CAN/CGSB-43.126: Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.146 Design, Manufacture and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9 April 2016 2021 CAN/CGSB-43.146  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 43.151 Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1) July 2019   Standard CAN/CGSB-43.151: Containers for explosives (Class 1)  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B620 Highway Tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods November 2020 2025 Standard CSA B620: Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B621 Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks and other large containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 November 2020   CSA-B621  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Selection and use of highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2 November 2020   CSA-B622  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B625 Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods March 2020   CSA B625  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B626 Portable tank Specification TC 44 February 2009 (English)
October 2009 (French)
2020 CSA-B626  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B339 Cylinder, spheres and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods June 2018 2022 CSA B339  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B340 Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2 June 2018 2022 CSA B340  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B341 UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods June 2018 2022 CSA B341  
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B342 Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2 June 2018 2022 CSA B342  
Standard Development Organization Standard Description/Title Date Published Upcoming Edition Web page Notes
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM D 4359 ASTM D 4359-90, Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid June 1990   Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid

Document must be purchased

To be withdrawn in an upcoming regulatory amendment

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM F 852 ASTM F 852-86, Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use 1986   Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline, Kerosene, and Diesel Containers for Consumer Use

Document must be purchased

To be withdrawn in an upcoming regulatory amendment

Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) CGSB-32.301 National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-32.301-M87, Canola Meal 1987   Standards in series  Food To be withdrawn in an upcoming regulatory amendment
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) CGSB-43.145 National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.145, Design, manufacture and use of large packagings for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 2019   Design, manufacture and use of large packagings for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9  
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) CGSB-43.150 National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.150, Design, manufacture and use of UN Standardized drums, jerricans, boxes, bags, combination packaging, composite packaging and other packagings for the transport of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 2020   Design, manufacture and use of UN Standardized drums, jerricans, boxes, bags, combination packaging, composite packaging and other packagings for the transport of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9  
Code of Federal Regulations of the United States, Part 171 to 180 49 CFR Parts 171 to 180 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States     49 CFR  
Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA) CGA P-20 CGA P-20 — 2009, Standard for Classification of Toxic Gas Mixtures, Fourth Edition, 2009 2009   [P-20] Standard for Classification of Toxic Gas Mixtures Document must be purchased
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ICAO Technical Instructions Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as amended from time to time.     Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods By Air 2021-2022 (Doc 9284) Document must be purchased
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air     Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air 2021-2022 (Doc 9284SU) Document must be purchased
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) IMDG Code Volumes 1 and 2 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)     IMDG Code Document must be purchased
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 2431 Paints and varnishes — Determination of the flow time by use of flow cups 1993   Paints and varnishes — Determination of flow time by use of flow cups Document must be purchased
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 2592 Determination of flash and fire points — Cleveland open cup method, Second Edition 2000   Determination of flash and fire points — Cleveland open cup method Document must be purchased
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 10156 Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets, Second Edition 1996   Gas cylinders — Gases and gas mixtures — Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets Document must be purchased
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 10298 Determination of toxicity of a gas or gas mixture, First Edition 1995   Determination of toxicity of a gas or gas mixture Document must be purchased
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) OECD GUIDELINE 404 OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 404, Acute Dermal Irritation/ Corrosion, April 24, 2002 2002   Test No. 404: Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion  
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) OECD GUIDELINE 430 OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 430, In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Transcutaneous Electrical Resistance Test Method (TER) 2013   Test No. 430: In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Transcutaneous Electrical Resistance Test Method (TER)  
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) OECD GUIDELINE 431 OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 431, In vitro skin corrosion: reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) test method 2013   Test No. 431: In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Reconstructed Human Epidermis (RHE) Test Method  
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) OECD GUIDELINE 435 OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 435, In Vitro Membrane Barrier Test Method for Skin Corrosion 2006   Test No. 435: In Vitro Membrane Barrier Test Method for Skin Corrosion  
Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) ULC Standard S504 National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S504-02, Standard for Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers, Second Edition 2009   Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers Document must be purchased
Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) ULC Standard S507 National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S507-05, Standard for Water Fire Extinguishers, Fourth Edition 2007   Water Fire Extinguishers Document must be purchased
Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) ULC Standard S512 National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S512-M87, Standard for Halogenated Agent Hand and Wheeled Fire Extinguishers, April 1987, as amended March 1989, March 1990, April 1993, September 1996, September 1997 and April 1999, and reaffirmed February 2007 2007   Standard for Halogenated Agent Hand and Wheeled Fire Extinguishers Document must be purchased
Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) ULC Standard S554 National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S554-05, Standard for Water Based Agent Fire Extinguishers, Second Edition, February 28, 2005, and reaffirmed 2010 2010   Standard for Water Based Agent Fire Extinguishers Document must be purchased
United Nations (UN) Manual of Tests and Criteria Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Manual of Tests and Criteria     UN Manual of Tests and Criteria  
United Nations (UN) UN Recommendations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, published by the United Nations (UN)     UN Model Regulations  
United States Department of Defense MIL-D-23119G Military Specification: Drums, Fabric, Collapsible, Liquid Fuel, Cylindrical, 500-Gallon Capacity 1992     To be withdrawn in an upcoming regulatory amendment
United States Department of Defense MIL-T-52983G Military Specification: Tanks, Fabric, Collapsible: 3,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Gallon, Fuel 1994     To be withdrawn in an upcoming regulatory amendment

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