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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286)

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

PART 4Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (continued)

Ways to Display a UN Number

  •  (1) A UN number that is required by this Part to be displayed on a small means of containment or on a tag attached to it must be displayed in one of the following ways:

    • (a) next to the primary class label for the dangerous goods; or

    • (b) within a white rectangle located on the primary class label for the dangerous goods, without the prefix “UN”, but it must not obscure the symbol, class number, compatibility group letter or text on the label.

    (image to the left) Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, flame symbol in the top corner and number “3” in the bottom corner. The text “UN1203” is presented in black next to the label. / (image to the right) Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, flame symbol in the top corner and number “3” in the bottom corner. Number “1203” presented in black on a white rectangle in the center.
  • (2) A UN number that is required by this Part to be displayed on a large means of containment must be displayed in black numerals not less than 65 mm high in one of the following ways:

    • (a) on an orange panel placed next to the primary class placard for the dangerous goods, without the prefix “UN”; or

    • (b) within a white rectangle located on the primary class placard for the dangerous goods, without the prefix “UN”, but it must not obscure the symbol, class number, compatibility group letter or text on the placard.

    (image to the left) Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, flame symbol in the top corner and number “3” in the bottom corner. Number “1203” is presented in black over an orange rectangle with a black border next to the placard / (image to the right) Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, flame symbol in the top corner and number “3” in the bottom corner. Number “1203” presented in black on a white rectangle in the center.
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 48

Removal or Change of Dangerous Goods Safety Marks

  •  (1) When the conditions that required the display of dangerous goods safety marks change, the person having the charge, management or control of the means of containment must determine, as a result of the new conditions, whether the dangerous goods safety marks must be changed or removed.

  • (2) The person who neutralizes the contents of the means of containment or who unloads, unpacks, cleans or purges the means of containment must cover or remove the dangerous goods safety mark when the danger indicated by the dangerous goods safety mark is no longer present in the means of containment.

  • (3) When the DANGER placard is permitted to be displayed on a large means of containment, a person may continue to display that placard, in place of any other placard, until the large means of containment no longer contains any of the dangerous goods identified by that placard.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 49
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 13

Labels on a Small Means of Containment

[SOR/2014-159, s. 14]
  •  (1) One label must be displayed on a small means of containment for the primary class and one for each subsidiary class set out in column 3 of Schedule 1 for each of the dangerous goods in transport in the small means of containment, except that

    • (a) a label is not required to be displayed on a small means of containment that is inside another small means of containment if the other small means of containment has a label displayed on it and is not opened during loading or unloading or while the dangerous goods are in transport;

    • (b) the oxidizing gas label, illustrated in the appendix to this Part, must be displayed on a small means of containment for the following dangerous goods:

      • (i) UN1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED,

      • (ii) UN1073, OXYGEN, REFRIGERATED LIQUID,

      • (iii) UN3156, COMPRESSED GAS, OXIDIZING, N.O.S., and

      • (iv) UN3157, LIQUEFIED GAS, OXIDIZING, N.O.S.;

    • (b.1) the Class 9, lithium battery label, illustrated in the appendix to this Part, must be displayed on a small means of containment for the following dangerous goods:

      • (i) UN3090, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES,

      • (ii) UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT or LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENT,

      • (iii) UN3480, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES, and

      • (iv) UN3481, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT or LITHIUM ION BATTERIES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENT;

    • (c) if the dangerous goods are included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, two labels must be displayed on the small means of containment for the primary class; and

    • (d) when the dangerous goods are included in Class 2, Gases, and are contained in a combination of cylinders each with a capacity greater than 225 L that are a single unit as a result of being interconnected through a piping arrangement, and are permanently mounted on a structural frame for transport, and have a combined capacity exceeding 450 L, the combination of cylinders may be placarded as one large means of containment.

  • (2) For the subsidiary class of Class 1, the label to be displayed is the label for Class 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 illustrated in the appendix to this Part.

  • (3) When a label is required to be displayed, it must be displayed

    • (a) on any side of the outer surface of a small means of containment other than the side on which it is intended to rest or to be stacked during transport;

    • (b) on or near the shoulder of a cylinder containing dangerous goods; or

    • (c) in the case of a label for dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, on two opposite sides of the outer surface of a small means of containment, other than the side on which it is intended to rest or to be stacked during transport.

  • (4) Despite subsection (3), a label with sides that are reduced to 30 mm in length in accordance with subsection 4.7(2) may be displayed on a tag that is securely attached to a small means of containment.

  • (5) Despite subsection (1), a label is not required to be displayed on a small means of containment that contains a radioactive material if the shipping name and UN number of the radioactive material are displayed on the small means of containment and

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 19
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 50
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 15
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 29

Safety Marks on an Overpack

  •  (1) When a safety mark is required by this Part to be displayed on a small means of containment and the small means of containment is inside an overpack, the person who prepares the overpack must display

    • (a) the word “Overpack” or “Suremballage”, in letters that are at least 12 mm high on a contrasting background, on at least one side of the overpack;

    • (b) the information required by subsection (3) on one side of the overpack, if its capacity is less than 1.8 m3 (64 cubic feet); and

    • (c) the information required by subsection (3) on two opposite sides of the overpack, if its capacity is greater than or equal to 1.8 m3 (64 cubic feet).

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if a safety mark for each class of dangerous goods inside the overpack is visible through the overpack.

  • (3) The following information must be displayed on the overpack:

    • (a) the primary class label and each subsidiary class label for each of the dangerous goods contained in the overpack, except that only one label is required for dangerous goods that are included in the same class; and

    • (b) the shipping name and UN number of the dangerous goods.

  • (4) When dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, are transported in an overpack and a label is required to be displayed by this Part, the overpack must be prepared in accordance with section 16(4) of the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 16
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 30

Safety Marks on a Consolidation Bin

 When a label is required by this Part to be displayed on a small means of containment that is inside a consolidation bin, an indication of each class of dangerous goods contained in the consolidation bin must be clearly and legibly marked on a tag or fixed display device that is attached to the bin.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 16
 
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