Each day, products defined as dangerous goods are transported within Canada. It is essential for the public, government and industry to continually work towards minimizing the risks involved in the transportation of these goods through the application of safe practices. As a minimum these safe practices must include compliance with the requirements found in the Canadian federal government legislation that regulates the handling, offering for transport, transporting or importing of dangerous goods, known as the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Dangerous Goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment when they are transported. Many common items used everyday in the bathroom, kitchen, garage, or for work, sporting, hobbies, medical or first aid purposes may seem harmless, but due to their physical and chemical properties, they can be very dangerous when transported by air.
For dangerous goods to be safe for transport aboard an aircraft they must be properly classified, packaged, marked, labelled and documented. Only trained personnel or someone under the direct supervision of someone who is trained may handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods.
As a general rule passengers are not permitted to transport dangerous goods on board an aircraft in their carry-on or checked baggage. There are many items, however, that passengers can carry in their carry-on or checked luggage.
Please consult the following website to find out about articles or substances that are forbidden or allowed in passenger's carry-on or checked baggage, or carried on the person:
Should you have additional questions, please contact Transport Canada:
Toll free number: 1.800.305.2059
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org