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                                                         • Do not extinguish burning gas by any other means      Emergency Contact Numbers:                                   Emergency response information:
Take these steps FOR ALL EMERGENCIES:                      than cutting off the source of the gas supply. If      Alberta                           (800) 272-9600            The Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate of
• Shut off the engine and any electrical equipment.        this is not possible, leave the gas to burn.                                             and local police          Transport Canada operates CANUTEC (Canadian
• Move people from the immediate area and stay           • Do not approach cylinders suspected of being hot.      British Columbia                  (800) 663-3456
                                                                                                                                                    and local police
                                                                                                                                                                              Transport Emergency Centre). CANUTEC provides

  upwind of the incident.                                • Remove cool cylinders from the path of the fire.                                                                   a national bilingual advisory service and is staffed


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                                                                                                                  Manitoba                          (204) 945-4888
• Consider an initial evacuation distance of 100         • If the fire gets out of control and the cylinders                                        and local police          by professional chemists experienced and trained

  metres in all directions.                                become heated, evacuate personnel to a distance        New Brunswick                     (800) 565-1633            in interpreting technical information and providing

• No smoking or naked flames are allowed within            of least 100 metres in any direction and warn                                             or local police          emergency response advice. In an emergency,
  50 metres.                                               them against approaching.                              Newfoundland and                  (709) 772-2083            CANUTEC may be called collect at (613) 996-6666
                                                                                                                  Labrador                          and local police
• Do not use excessive force on the valves, and do                                                                                                                            (24 hours a day). In a non-emergency situation,
                                                                                                                  Northwest Territories             (867) 920-8130
  not attempt to operate a damaged valve.                First aid:                                                                                                           CANUTEC’s 24-hour information line is

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                                                                                                                  Nova Scotia                       (800) 565-1633
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BOC wants you

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• Avoid breathing gas and making contact with skin       • Cold burns: Remove any clothing that restricts                                           (902) 426-6030            (613) 992-4624.
  or eyes.

                                                            blood circulation, unless it adheres to the skin.                                        or local police
• Notify the fire department and police; tell them          Flush or soak the affected area with lukewarm or      Nunavut                           (867) 920-8130            The information provided in this brochure is                                                                                                                              to be safe when
  that gas cylinders or receptacles are carried on
                                                            cold water.
                                                         • Hypothermia: Wrap subject in a blanket and move
                                                                                                                                                    and local police
                                                                                                                                                       local police
                                                                                                                                                                              summary in nature and intended as a guide only.
                                                                                                                                                                              You should not rely on this information as being
                                                            to a warm place.
                                                                                                                  Prince Edward Island              (800) 565-1633
                                                                                                                                                                              suitable for your particular circumstances. This                                                                                                                          BOC gases

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      precautionary measures &
                                                                                                                                                     or local police

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Vehicle accidents:                                       • Call the local emergency services at 911 to seek       Quebec                               local police           information is not intended to replace any training

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• Carry out actions under “FOR ALL EMERGENCIES”             professional medical treatment.                       Saskatchewan                      (800) 667-7525            required by the regulatory authorities, or which

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MSDS availability
  (above).                                                                                                                                           or local police          may be generally desirable. Legislation concerning

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• Do not move the transport vehicle if doing so                                                                   Yukon                             (867) 667-7244            the subject matter of this publication may apply;
  could cause spillage or generate sparks.               Canadian Emergency Response Reporting                                                                                you should obtain legal advice or refer to the
• Warn other traffic in the area.                        requirement:                                                                                                         appropriate legislation to ensure compliance with
                                                         When dangerous goods are spilled or leaking, or                                                                      your legal obligations.
Fires:                                                   it seems likely that it may become necessary to
• Carry out actions under “FOR ALL EMERGENCIES”          transfer dangerous goods from a vehicle, the driver

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   (above).                                              must immediately notify:
• Call the fire department.                              • the local police and/or other local authority first

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   First aid
• Close off the source of flammable gas, if it is safe      (see emergency contact numbers listed below)
   to do so.                                             • his/her employer;
                                                         • the consignor of the dangerous goods; and

                                                         • the owner or lessee of the vehicle.

1-888-256-7359                                                                                                   Aftermath of an explosion caused by a build-up of flamable                                                                                               gas in a vehicle
Did you know…?                                            PRECAUTIONS                                             • Wear safety shoes or boots, safety glasses or          • Always transport liquid gases and Acetylene             • Never transport a cylinder if a leak has been        Cryogenic liquid receptacles:
Compressed and liquefied gases can be hazardous           General:                                                  goggles, and leather protective gloves when              cylinders in an upright position.                         detected on it during loading.                       There are two types of portable cryogenic
for the following reasons:                                The safest and recommended method of                      handling cylinders.                                    • Carry a fire extinguisher suitable for vehicle fires.   • Never transport cylinders that have a regulator or   receptacles:
• When leaking, flammable gases such as Acetylene         transporting cylinders (i.e., gas cylinders and         • Smoking is strictly forbidden when loading,                                                                        other equipment attached.
  can create an explosive atmosphere in a vehicle.        cryogenic receptacles) is by a professional gas           transporting or unloading any cylinder, whether it     When cylinders are continually transported in             • Do not remove any valve protection device (if        1. Open dewars that continuously vent into the
• Oxygen enrichment causes material to ignite             transport company. Occasionally, there might be a         contains flammable gas or not.                         enclosed vehicles (such as ambulances, service vans         fitted) during transport.                            atmosphere.
  easily, and it will also increase the intensity of a    need to use other transport systems, and it is then                                                              with welding equipment, etc.), the following are                                                                 An Oxygen-deficient atmosphere will be created, so
  fire. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) has similar          essential to follow safety instructions for both full   Enclosed vehicles:                                       recommended:                                              Legal considerations:                                  be sure to provide good ventilation, and secure the
  properties.                                             and empty cylinders:                                    For personal, non-commercial use, if there are no        • A permanent system should be in place to secure         • Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations       dewar in an upright position. Do not transport or
• Inert gases such as Nitrogen, Argon and shielding                                                               other practical methods of transport and the load          the cylinders (i.e., both gas cylinders and               apply.                                               use open dewars with Oxygen.
  gases can cause Oxygen deficiency and                                                                           contains fewer than five 30 kg cylinders, enclosed         cryogenic liquid receptacles).                          • Local dangerous goods transport regulations
  asphyxiation leading to drowsiness,                                                                             vehicles may be used subject to the following            • The vehicle should be equipped with adequately            apply.                                               2. Closed vessels with pressure-relief devices:
  unconsciousness and death.                                                                                      recommendations:                                           sized ventilation openings.                                                                                    Ensure that these vessels are in good condition, and
• Toxic or corrosive gases may lead to a toxic                                                                    • Transport of cylinders in the passenger                • The cylinders should be carried in a separate, gas-     Documentation:                                         that valve(s) are in the correct position for transport.
  atmosphere, which is hazardous to health by                                                                       compartment should always be avoided whenever            tight compartment that is ventilated to the             Dangerous goods consignment documents and              • Do not transport cryogenic receptacles with inert
  inhalation and/or skin contact.                                                                                   possible.                                                outside.                                                emergency procedure guides are required in the           gases or containers with dry ice in the passenger
• When a gas’s pressure is high, a ruptured cylinder                                                              • If the cylinders must be in the passenger                                                                        vehicle when dangerous goods are transported,            compartment.
  or valve can cause serious injury or damage.                                                                      compartment, at least one window should be             When loading cylinders at a gas supplier site or          except if the dangerous goods are transported for      • When handling cryogenic receptacles, wear
• Cryogenic liquids are very cold and can cause cold                                                                open and the ventilation fan on high speed when        shop, the personnel responsible for the sale and/or       one’s personal use.                                      clothing that covers and protects the skin.
  skin burns and metal brittle fractures.                                                                           transporting the cylinders.                            loading the cylinders should provide to the driver
• When a liquefied gas is released, it vaporizes and                                                              • If cylinders are in the trunk, the trunk lid should    safety instructions concerning loading/unloading          Placards:
  creates large amounts of gas – amounts larger           • Secure all cylinders, to keep them from moving          be held open in a fixed position; check the vehicle    and transport, and make sure that they are properly       A placard is a 250 mm-wide dangerous goods class
  than the handler may be prepared or equipped to           during transport. Consider also the forces at work      manufacturer’s manual to ascertain whether             understood.                                               label that must be attached on all four sides of the
  handle.                                                   in possible traffic accidents.                          driving with an open trunk or rear door is allowed     The loading and transport of cylinders must comply        vehicle when a load of dangerous goods exceeds a
• Heat may cause any fitted operating safety device       • Limit the number of cylinders to be transported.        or not.                                                with local regulations.                                   gross weight (i.e., both cylinder and gas) of
  to release contents.                                    • Use open vehicles or trailers in preference to any    • Unload the cylinders as soon as possible upon                                                                    500 kg. When the load is reduced to less than 500
                                                            enclosed vehicles or trailers. To allow for             arrival at the destination, as ventilation decreases   Gas cylinders:                                            kg, these placards must be removed from all sides
Information on the hazards of any given gas can be          ventilation, do not cover cylinders with tarpaulin.     considerably when the vehicle is stopped or            When transporting a cylinder in an enclosed vehicle,      of the vehicle, so as not to mislead the emergency
found on that gas’s cylinder label, and in its Material   • Ensure that the contents labels on the cylinders        parked.                                                consider the following:                                   response unit.
Safety Data Sheet (which is available at the store).        can be clearly read.                                  • Do not store or leave cylinders unattended in a        • Do not transport cylinders containing toxic or
                                                          • Never drop cylinders or submit them to shock.           vehicle for more than one hour, and definitely not       flammable gases in enclosed vehicles.
                                                          • Where possible, use mechanical lifting devices and      overnight.                                             • Before loading cylinders into an enclosed vehicle,
                                                            carts to move cylinders.                              • Do not use the cylinders in an enclosed vehicle.         tighten the cylinder valves and check that they are
                                                                                                                                                                             properly closed; also check carefully for gas

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