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

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

APPENDIXIllustration of Dangerous Goods Safety Marks

Labels and Placards

Class 1, Explosives

Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Orange square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, an exploding bomb symbol in the top corner and the number “1” in the bottom corner underneath two centered asterisks above one centered asterisk.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, numbers, letter and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Orange: Background
The symbol is an exploding bomb.
** place for division – to be left blank if explosive is a subsidiary class
* place for the Compatibility Group Letter – to be left blank if explosive is a subsidiary class

Class 1.4

Orange square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, the number “1.4” in the top corner, and the number “1” in the bottom corner under a centered asterisk.

Class 1.5

Orange square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, the number “1.5” in the top corner, and the number “1” in the bottom corner under a centered asterisk.

Class 1.6

Orange square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, the number “1.6” in the top corner, and the number “1” in the bottom corner under a centered asterisk.
Label and Placard
Black: Numbers, letter and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Orange: Background
* place for the Compatibility Group Letter

Class 2, Gases

Class 2.1, Flammable Gases

Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, a flame symbol in the top corner and the number “2” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black or White: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: Background
The symbol is a flame.

Class 2.2, Non-flammable and Non-toxic Gases

Green square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, a gas cylinder symbol in the top corner and the number “2” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black or White: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Green: Background
The symbol is a gas cylinder.

Class 2.3, Toxic Gases

White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, skull and crossbones symbol in the top corner and number “2” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
White: Background
The symbol is a skull and crossbones.
White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, gas cylinder symbol in the top corner, number “1005” centered vertically and number “2” in the bottom corner.

Placard for UN1005, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA

Black: Number, symbol and line 12.5 mm inside the edge
White: Background
The symbol is a gas cylinder.

Oxidizing Gases

Yellow square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, black flame over a circle (Flaming “O”) symbol in the top corner and number “2” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Yellow: Background
The symbol is a flame over a circle (Flaming “O”).

Class 3, Flammable Liquids

Class 3, Flammable Liquids

Red square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, the white flame symbol in the top corner and the number “3” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black or white: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: Background
The symbol is a flame.

Class 4, Flammable Solids, Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion and Substances That on Contact with Water Emit Flammable Gases (Water-reactive Substances)

Class 4.1, Flammable Solids

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge, seven red vertical stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced stripes, a black flame symbol in the top corner and a black number “4” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: 7 red stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced vertical stripes
White: Background
The symbol is a flame.

Class 4.2, Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion

White square on point, with the background of the lower half in red. In black: a line inside the edge, a flame symbol in the top corner and the number “4” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: Lower half
White: Upper half
The symbol is a flame.

Class 4.3, Water-reactive Substances

Blue square on point, with in white: a line inside the edge, a flame symbol in the top corner and the number “4” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black or White: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Blue: Background
The symbol is a flame.

Class 5, Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides

Class 5.1, Oxidizing Substances

Yellow square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a flame over a circle (Flaming “O”) symbol in the top corner and the number “5.1” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Yellow: Background
The symbol is a flame over a circle (Flaming “O”).

Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides

Red square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a flame symbol on the upper half and the number “5.2” in the bottom corner. Background of the lower half is presented in yellow

Label and Placard

Black: Number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Black or White: Symbol
Yellow: Lower half of the background
Red: Upper half of the background
The symbol is a flame.

Class 6, Toxic and Infectious Substances

Class 6.1, Toxic Substances

White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a skull and crossbones symbol in the top corner and the number “6” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
White: Background
The symbol is a skull and crossbones.

Class 6.2, Infectious Substances

White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a biomedical symbol (three crescents superimposed on a circle) in the top corner, the number 6 in the bottom corner underneath bilingual text that reads as follows: INFECTIOUS IN CASE OF DAMAGE OR LEAKAGE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND CANUTEC 613-996-6666 / INFECTIEUX EN CAS DE DOMMAGE OU DE FUITE COMMUNIQUER IMMÉDIATEMENT AVEC LES AUTORITÉS LOCALES ET CANUTEC 613-996-6666

Label

Black: Symbol, number, text and line 5 mm inside the edge
White: Background
The symbol is three crescents superimposed on a circle.
The text is:
  • INFECTIOUSblank line
  • IN CASE OF DAMAGEblank line
  • OR LEAKAGEblank line
  • IMMEDIATELYblank line
  • NOTIFYblank line
  • LOCAL AUTHORITIESblank line
  • ANDblank line
  • INFECTIEUX
  • EN CAS DE DOMMAGE
  • OU DE FUITE
  • COMMUNIQUER
  • IMMÉDIATEMENT
  • AVEC LES AUTORITÉS
  • LOCALES ET
  • CANUTEC
  • 613-996-6666

Class 6.2, Infectious Substances

White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a biomedical symbol (three crescents superimposed on a circle) in the top corner and the number “6” in the bottom corner.

Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 12.5 mm inside the edge
White: Background
The symbol is three crescents superimposed on a circle.

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

Category I – White

White square on point, with in black: a line inside the edge, a horizontal line dividing the square in half, excluding the border, the radioactivity (trefoil) symbol in the upper half. In the lower half, the word “RADIOACTIVE” is followed by a red vertical bar and, underneath, the following text: CONTENTS/ACTIVITY — CONTENU/ACTIVITÉ. The number “7” is in the bottom corner.

Label and Optional Placard

Black: Symbol, number, text and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: One vertical bar following the word “RADIOACTIVE”
White: Background
The symbol is a trefoil.
The additional text under the word “RADIOACTIVE” is:

CONTENTSblank lineCONTENU

ACTIVITYblank lineACTIVITÉ

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

Category II – Yellow

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. A black horizontal line divides the square in half, excluding the border. The upper half of the background is yellow. In black: the radioactivity (trefoil) symbol is presented in the upper half and an empty square above the number “7” in the bottom corner, in the lower half, the word “RADIOACTIVE” is presented in the upper part, followed by two red vertical bars and, underneath, the following text: CONTENTS/ACTIVITY — CONTENU/ACTIVITÉ — INDICE DE TRANSPORT INDEX.

Label and Optional Placard

Black: Symbol, number, text and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: Two vertical bars following the word “RADIOACTIVE”
Yellow: Upper half of background excluding the border
White: Lower half of background and the border
The symbol is a trefoil.
The additional text under the word “RADIOACTIVE” is:

CONTENTSblank lineCONTENU

ACTIVITYblank lineACTIVITÉ

INDICE DE TRANSPORT INDEX

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

Category III – Yellow

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. A black horizontal line divides the square in half, excluding the border. The upper half of the background is yellow. In black: the radioactivity (trefoil) symbol is presented in the upper half and an empty square above the number “7” in the bottom corner. In the lower half, the word “RADIOACTIVE” is presented in the upper part, followed by tree red vertical bars and, underneath, the following text: CONTENTS/ACTIVITY — CONTENU/ACTIVITÉ — INDICE DE TRANSPORT INDEX

Label and Optional Placard

Black: Symbol, number, text and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
Red: Three vertical bars following the word “RADIOACTIVE”
Yellow: Upper half of background excluding the border
White: Lower half of background and the border
The symbol is a trefoil.
The additional text under the word “RADIOACTIVE” is:

CONTENTSblank lineCONTENU

ACTIVITYblank lineACTIVITÉ

INDICE DE TRANSPORT INDEX

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. A black horizontal line divides the square in half, excluding the border. The upper half of the background is yellow. In black: the radioactivity (trefoil) symbol is presented in the upper half and the number “7” in the bottom corner. In the lower half, the word “RADIOACTIVE” is presented in the upper part.

Placard

Black: Symbol, number, text and line 12.5 mm inside the edge
Yellow: Upper half of background excluding the border
White: Lower half of background and the border
The symbol is a trefoil.
The word “RADIOACTIVE” is optional.

Class 7, Radioactive Materials

White square on point. In black : a horizontal line that divides the label in half, the word “FISSILE” in the upper half and the words “CRITICALITY SAFETY INDEX” in a black contoured rectangle in the lower half and the number “7” in the bottom corner.

Label

Black: Number, text, outline of the box in lower half and line through the centre of the label
White: Background

Class 8, Corrosives

Class 8, Corrosives

Square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. The upper part is white, presenting liquid spilling from two glass vessels and attacking a hand and a metal bar symbol. The lower part is black, excluding the border, presenting the number “8” in white in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

White: The number 8, upper half of background and the border
Black: Lower half of the background, except for the border and the number, and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
The symbol is liquid spilling from two glass vessels and attacking a hand and a metal bar.

Class 9, Miscellaneous Products, Substances or Organisms and Lithium Batteries

Class 9, Miscellaneous Products, Substances or Organisms

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. The upper half is presenting seven black stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced vertical stripes. The lower half is white and presenting the number “9” in the bottom corner.

Label and Placard

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge for a label and 12.5 mm inside the edge for a placard
White: Background
Symbol: 7 black stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced vertical stripes in the upper half
The number “9” underlined in bottom corner

Class 9, Lithium Batteries

White square on point, presenting a black line inside the edge. The upper half is presenting seven black stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced vertical stripes. The lower half presents a group of batteries, one damaged and emitting flame, and the number “9” in the bottom corner.

Label

Black: Symbol, number and line 5 mm inside the edge
White: Background
Symbol: 7 black stripes resulting in 13 equally spaced vertical stripes in the upper half; battery group, one broken and emitting flame in lower half
The number “9” underlined in bottom corner

Other Placards

Danger Placard

Red square on point presenting the word “DANGER” in black over a vertically centered white band.

Placard

Black: Text
White: Centre horizontal band forming the background for the word “DANGER”
Red: Background except for the centre band
The symbol is the word DANGER, with each letter at least 50 mm high and at least 10 mm wide.

Signs

Elevated Temperature Sign

Equilateral triangle, presenting a red thermometer in the center, on white background and red borders.
Red: Symbol and border
White: Background
Size: Equilateral triangle with sides of at least 250 mm in length
The symbol is a thermometer.

Fumigation Sign

White rectangle with black text and symbols, presenting the word “DANGER” centered above one skull and crossbones and underneath the following text: THIS UNIT IS UNDER FUMIGATION WITH (FUMIGANT NAME) APPLIED ON (DATE) (TIME) VENTILATED ON (DATE) DO NOT ENTER.
Black: Symbol and text
White: Background
Size: Rectangle, at least 400 mm wide and 300 mm high with an outer line that is at least 2 mm wide
Symbol: The word “DANGER” centered on top of skull and crossbones
The lettering must be at least 25 mm high
The additional text under the symbol is:

THIS UNIT IS UNDER FUMIGATION

WITH *

APPLIED ON

**

***

VENTILATED ON ****

DO NOT ENTER

* Replace with name of fumigant

** Replace with date

*** Replace with time of fumigation

**** Replace with date of ventilation

Marks

Marine Pollutant Mark

White square on point, presenting a dead fish and a tree over a black pond.
Black: Symbol
White: Background
Size: For small means of containment, a square on point with each side at least 100 mm in length. For large means of containment, a square on point with each side at least 250 mm in length.
The symbol is a fish and a tree.

Category B Mark

White square on point, presenting “UN3373” in black in the center.
Black: Letters and numbers at least 6 mm high and line at least 2 mm wide
White: Background, except that the background may be the colour of the means of containment if it contrasts with the letters, numbers and line
Size: Square on point with each side at least 50 mm in length

Lithium Battery Mark

White rectangle with red border hatching, and in black: a group of batteries, one damaged and emitting flame. Below the batteries there is one asterisk centered above two asterisks.
  • * Replace with UN number(s)
  • ** Replace with telephone number for additional information
Black: Symbol
White: Background
Red: Border hatching, at least 5 mm wide
Size: Rectangle, at least 120 mm wide x 110 mm high
Symbol: A group of batteries, one damaged and emitting flame, above the UN number for lithium ion or lithium metal batteries or cells

Panels

Orange Panel

Orange rectangle, presenting a black asterisk in the center.
Black: Numbers and border
Orange: Background
Size: Rectangle, at least 120 mm high and 300 mm wide with a border 10 mm wide.
Replace * with the four digits of the UN number which must be at least 65 mm high.
  • SOR/2008-34, ss. 58 to 61
  • SOR/2014-159, ss. 27 to 30 (s. 29 Erratum, Vol. 148, No. 15, page 2161)
  • SOR/2017-137, ss. 35 to 37
 
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