The digital wave: entering the field of dangerous goods | Help Center
In recent years, public and government organizations have significantly replaced their paper copies of documents with digital copies.
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Organizations such as accounting firms have large rooms / storage facilities filled with rows of filing cabinets housing all of their files. Many of these organizations are now thinking smart and looking for the future. They replace these parts with smaller parts with servers and data storage devices. As a result, these scanned files are much more accessible by a greater number of people anytime or anywhere in the world. This has happened before – in the 20e century, many hours of manpower were spent in an effort to preserve newspapers and old books by transferring them to microfilm.
In order to minimize labor-intensive hours and simplify the process, companies are cutting out the middleman. The airline industry is the perfect example of an industry that started this process years ago. A customer / customer can buy their plane ticket online and save it on their smart device, avoiding the step of printing the boarding pass. Efforts have been made by IATA to introduce their Travel Pass Initiative, which is a uniform method surrounding all information related to COVID-19 such as vaccines, to make it part of travel documents / card. boarding of the client.
Transport Canada has allowed dangerous goods documentation to be digital, but during actual transport by the carrier, a hard copy is always required. Over the past year, there has been a pilot project between regulation and industry to study the efficiency of carriers with digital copies in hand and how this can add to safety on our roads.
All in all, it seems the world is moving away from the good old paper and turning to full digital recordings. Our money, our files, our documentation, even our photos are all digital! It is a real rarity to find someone creating a traditional printed photo album! We need to make sure that we are ready for this digital transition. Businesses need to have the necessary infrastructure and have employees trained in using the technology needed to perform well in this new digital world.
Please see below for more information on Transport Canada and IATA strategies:
Regulatory sandbox on electronic shipping documents
IATA – Travel Pass Initiative
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