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Safety and Dangerous Goods

APPS does allow the transport of dangerous and/or hazardous goods but certain rules and restrictions apply. The following are some of those restrictions:

  • The Shipper is responsible for identifying whether there are any dangerous or hazardous goods in their shipment.
  • The Shipper must provide a shipping document that contains legible and accurate descriptions of all dangerous goods.
  • A copy of the required documentation must accompany the shipment.
  • The Shipper shall affix the appropriate safety placards required to be displayed on the unit.
  • The rules for rail (intermodal) shipments may vary from those for road transportation.
  • The law REQUIRES that a Shipper of dangerous goods must be trained in the regulations.
  • There are certain limited quantity exemptions from the regulations.
  • For trans-border shipments, generally, compliance with legislation at origin is sufficient compliance for destination.

The foregoing is for reference only. The Shipper is responsible to check the existing rules and regulations for compliance. Severe civil and/or criminal penalties may result in the case of an accident. For more information, consult your legal advisor or go to Transport Canada (see TDG Act and Regulations) at

or at  the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

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