Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286)
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Regulations are current to 2023-03-06 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions
PART 4Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (continued)
Elevated Temperature Sign
4.20 (1) In addition to the requirements for placards and UN numbers in section 4.15, the elevated temperature sign must be displayed for dangerous goods that are contained in a large means of containment and that are offered for transport or transported at a temperature greater than or equal to
(a) 100°C if the dangerous goods are in a liquid state; and
(b) 240°C if the dangerous goods are in a solid state.
(2) The elevated temperature sign must be displayed on each side and on each end of the large means of containment next to each primary class placard for the dangerous goods or, if there is a subsidiary class placard, next to the subsidiary class placard.
- SOR/2014-306, s. 28
4.21 (1) If the fumigation of a large means of containment is done using dangerous goods, the fumigation sign must be displayed at or next to each entryway through which a person can enter into the large means of containment. The consignor must ensure that the fumigation sign is displayed by the person in charge of the fumigation process and that the sign has displayed on it the name of the fumigant, the date and time the fumigant was applied and the date of ventilation.
(2) The fumigation sign must continue to be displayed on a large means of containment that has been fumigated until
(a) the large means of containment has been ventilated to remove harmful concentrations of the fumigant; and
(b) the dangerous goods that were in the large means of containment during the fumigation have been unloaded.
- SOR/2014-159, s. 24
Marine Pollutant Mark
4.22 (1) In addition to the requirements for placards and UN numbers in section 4.15, the marine pollutant mark must be displayed in the following locations, for dangerous goods that are marine pollutants in transport by vessel:
(a) on a small means of containment, next to the primary class label for the dangerous goods or, if there is a subsidiary class label, next to the subsidiary class label; and
(b) on each side and each end of a large means of containment next to the placard that is required to be displayed for the dangerous goods.
(2) The marine pollutant mark is not required to be displayed when marine pollutants are
(a) on board a road vehicle or railway vehicle on a ro-ro ship; or
(b) contained in
(i) a small means of containment and are in a quantity that is less than or equal to 5 L for a liquid marine pollutant or 5 kg for a solid marine pollutant, or
(ii) a large means of containment and
(A) are in a quantity that is less than or equal to 500 kg,
(B) are transported by vessel on a domestic voyage, and
(C) the large means of containment does not contain Class 1, Explosives, other than explosives included in Class 1.4, Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, or Class 7, Radioactive Materials.
(3) The placard and UN number are not required to be displayed for substances identified as marine pollutants in subparagraph 2.43(b)(ii) when the marine pollutant mark is not required to be displayed in accordance with subsection (2).
- SOR/2008-34, s. 56
- SOR/2014-306, s. 29
- SOR/2017-253, ss. 13(E), 14, 52
Category B Mark
4.22.1 The Category B mark illustrated in the appendix to this Part must be displayed, instead of the Class 6.2, Infectious Substances label, on a small means of containment containing infectious substances included in UN3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B.
- SOR/2008-34, s. 57
- SOR/2014-159, s. 25
Toxic – Inhalation Hazard
4.23 A person must not import, offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods that are included in Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, in accordance with paragraph 2.28(c) of Part 2 (Classification) or Class 2.3, Toxic Gases, in accordance with paragraph 2.14(c) of Part 2 (Classification), unless the words “inhalation hazard” or “dangereux par inhalation” are displayed
(a) in the case of a small means of containment, in letters at least 12 mm high, next to the shipping name, unless these words are already part of the shipping name; and
(b) in the case of a large means of containment, on two opposite sides of the large means of containment, in addition to any placard or placard and UN number required by this Part, in letters
(i) at least 6 mm wide and 100 mm high in the case of a tank car,
(ii) at least 4 mm wide and 25 mm high in the case of a portable tank or an intermediate bulk container (IBC), and
(iii) at least 6 mm wide and 50 mm high in the case of all other large means of containment.
- SOR/2014-159, s. 26
- SOR/2017-137, s. 33
Lithium Battery Mark
4.24 (1) For the purposes of special provision 34, the lithium battery mark, illustrated in the appendix to this Part, must indicate
(a) “UN3090” for lithium metal cells or batteries;
(b) “UN3480” for lithium ion cells or batteries; and
(c) “UN3091” or “UN3481”, as appropriate, for lithium cells or batteries that are contained in, or packed with, equipment.
(2) When a means of containment contains lithium cells or batteries assigned to different UN numbers, all applicable UN numbers must be indicated on one or more marks.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), the mark must be at least 120 mm wide × 110 mm high and the hatching must be at least 5 mm wide.
(4) The dimensions of the mark may be reduced for a means of containment that is an irregular shape or size if
(a) the mark is at least 105 mm wide × 74 mm high; and
(b) every symbol, letter and number required on the mark is reduced proportionately.
- SOR/2017-137, s. 34
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