Cylinders and Transport Canada Compliance

December 20, 2004

There are many different types of cylinders used to transport dangerous goods. Recently, Transport Canada Inspectors in Ontario have found unacceptable compressed gas cylinders frequently being used for a variety of purposes.

All cylinder manufacturers who sell cylinders for the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada must meet Transport Canada (TC) safety standards. It is an offence under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (1992) to use cylinders not in compliance with the prescribed cylinder standards and not displaying all applicable prescribed safety marks.

How can you tell if your cylinders are in compliance? Just look for a Transport Canada ''TC'' specification mark, indicating the cylinder was manufactured, tested and inspected in accordance with safety standards.

In an age where safety and liability issues are becoming more important, compliance with Transport Canada is crucial.