Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air

Most products carried by aerial applicators do not meet the definition of a Dangerous Good. However, it is the responsibility of the individual applicator to determine if the product carried in their hopper is considered a dangerous good.

To assist members with this determination, the CAAA has developed a program to show the three criteria applied to products by Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations; oral, dermal & inhalation exposure. Some of the most common products used by aerial applicators were included in the table. In almost all cases when the product was diluted with water, according to the label, it was no longer considered a dangerous good.

The CAAA suggests you use the table to check the products you apply throughout the year. If any products you apply are not listed on the table they can be added by contacting the CAAA office. If any of the products you apply are considered a dangerous good, you must submit a new Dangerous Goods chapter for your Operations Manual to Transport Canada and provide appropriate Dangerous Goods Training for all employees.

Download the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Table in the Members Only Area.