ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Table 14 Classification of Dangerous Goods

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 

 

 

CLASSIFICATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS
CLASS 1 EXPLOSIVES
CLASS 2 GASES (compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure).
CLASS 3 FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
3.1 Liquids with a flashpoint below 23oC.
3.2 Liquids with a flashpoint above 23oC and below 61oC.
CLASS 4 FLAMMABLE SOLIDS
4.1 Solids easily ignited by external sources such as a spark or flame.
4.2 Spontaneously flammable substances.
4.3 Substances flammable if wet.
CLASS 5 OXIDISING AGENTS AND ORGANIC PEROXIDES
5.1 Oxidising agents.
5.2 Organic peroxides.
CLASS 6 POISONOUS (TOXIC) AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES
6.1 Poisonous (toxic) substances.
6.2 Infectious substances.
CLASS 7 RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES
CLASS 8 CORROSIVES
CLASS 9 MISCELLANEOUS DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

Table 14: Classification of dangerous goods

 

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