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

Regulations are current to 2021-10-07 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART 4Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (continued)

Category B Mark

 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

 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

  •  (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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