Julie Prescott, Instructor & Technical Consultant

Julie Prescott, DGSA

Sr. Technical Consultant

Julie has 18+ years of experience with dangerous goods regulations in Canada and the U.S., as well as with international transport of dangerous goods regulations. Her extensive background includes:

  • As an Analyst, Special Regulatory Projects, for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulatory Affairs Branch at Transport Canada for almost 9 years, she:
    • Participated in regulatory drafting for development and amendment of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations. 
    • Contributed in interpreting the TDGR to stakeholders and to the general public and provided dangerous goods classification advice.
    • Provided expertise in the issuance of equivalency certificates for TDG for times where exceptions to the regulations are warranted.
    • Reviewed and advised the technical and scientific aspects of the proposals submitted to United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the TDG, as well as those submitted to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel.
    • Participated in the drafting of proposals, notably on the classification of corrosive substances. 
    • Was involved in the revision of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria to include the proper reference to the Globally Harmonized System of classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). 
    • Attended UN meetings in Geneva and the ICAO meetings in Montreal.
  • As an Emergency Response Advisor for five years at CANUTEC, she received some of the same specialized training in emergency response as first responders receive in order to be able to provide them with appropriate advice during dangerous goods emergencies.
  • Julie currently provides technical consulting services to Currie Associates, the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA), and the International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA).
  • Julie serves as the COSTHA representative at the RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting, and in both the Multi-Association Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (MACTDG) and the General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC). She also leads the COSTHA Canada Working Group ensuring members are regularly update on Transport Canada initiatives.  

Julie received a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) Vocational Certificate from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in 2019. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Ottawa, as well as an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.



email address: julie@ivodga.com