DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES CODES

CLASS 1
EXPLOSIVES

Examples: Flares, fireworks, detonators, TNT, dynamite, nitroglycerine
Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight).
Do not expose to shock (dropping, knocking over) or friction.  Keep separate from other cargo in compliance with relevant regulations.


 
1.1 Substances and goods that may cause mass explosions.
 

1.2 Substances and goods that do not cause mass explosions but which pose a projection hazard.
 

1.3 Substances and goods that do not cause mass explosions but which pose a fire, small explosion or slight projection hazard.
 

1.4 Substances and goods that do not pose a specific risk but which do pose a small-scale fire and projection hazard.
 

1.5 Extremely sensitive substances and goods that may cause mass explosions.
 

1.6 Extremely sensitive substances and goods that do not cause mass explosions.
 

CLASS 2
GASES

Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Do not make contact with the cargo or inhale gas from the cargo. Provide ventilation and keep authorized personnel upwind.


 
2.1 Flammable gases
Examples: Gas cartridges, gas lighters, aerosols (flammable), etc.


 
2.2 Non-Flammable and Non-Toxic Gases
Examples: Fire extinguishers, compressed oxygen, ammonia solutions, aerosols (nonflammable), refrigerants, nitrogen and liquid gases


 

2.3 Poisonous Gases
Examples: Carbon monoxide, ethylene oxide, ammonia solutions
 

CLASS 3
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Examples: Gasoline, paint, ink, perfume, kerosene, alcohol, adhesives, etc. Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Do not make contact with the cargo or inhale gas from the cargo. Provide ventilation and stay upwind. Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations.


 
CLASS 4
FLAMMABLE SOLIDS, SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTIBLE SUBSTANCES, SUBSTANCES WHICH EMIT A FLAMMABLE GAS WHEN WET

 


4.1 Flammable Solids (Flammable solids which are easily ignited and readily combustible)
Examples: Matches, celluloid, flammable metal powders, raw phosphorus, sulfur, etc.
Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Do not expose to shock (dropping, knocking over) or friction.
Do not make contact with the cargo or inhale gas from the cargo. Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations. It may spontaneously ignite. Isolate and monitor constantly.


 
4.2 Spontaneously combustible substances
Examples: Substance that react with carbon, sodium sulfite, metal catalysts, etc.
Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations. It may spontaneously ignite. Isolate and monitor constantly.


 
4.3 Substances which emit a flammable gas when wet or react violently with water
Examples: Calcium, calcium carbide, powder of magnesium alloys, barium, alkali metal alloys, etc. Do not allow contact with water. Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations. It may spontaneously ignite. Isolate and monitor constantly.
 

CLASS 5
OXIDIZING AGENTS & ORGANIC PEROXIDES


 
5.1 Oxidizing agents
Examples: Chemicals that produce oxygen, sodium chlorate, liquid hydrogen peroxide solutions, ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers, etc.
Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations.


 
5.2 Organic Peroxides:
Examples: Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, etc. Do not expose to heat or flame (including sunlight). Keep away from flammable substances in compliance with relevant regulations.

CLASS 6
TOXIC AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES  
  

             
 
6.1 Toxic Substances (Substances which are liable to cause death or serious injury to human health if inhaled, swallowed or by skin absorption)
Examples: Pesticides, disinfectants, fabric dyes, mercury compounds, medical supplies, etc.
Pay attention to the direction of the wind and do not inhale fumes/dust/impurities from the cargo. Keep away from other cargo (especially food stuffs).


 
6.2 Biohazardous Substances
Examples: Bacteria, Viruses, Medical waste, etc.
Keep away from people and other cargo (especially food stuffs). Cordon off the area where the cargo is located and follow relevant regulations.
 

CLASS 7
RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

Examples: Uranium, plutonium, radio nuclear substances
Do not touch or remain in close proximity to these substances. Cordon off the area where the cargo is located and follow the instructions of competent authorities. Stay away from radioactive substances as much as possible. If you have come into contact with a radioactive substance, wash your hands with a small amount of detergent. If your clothing has come into contact with radioactive substances, remove your clothes, place them in a polyethylene bag and keep separate from other belongings.


 
CLASS 8
CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES

Examples: Liquid batteries, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, acetic acid, sodium hydroxide solution, Gallium, Mercury, etc.
Keep away from people and other cargo.


 
CLASS 9
OTHER HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

Internal combustion engines, motors, etc. Dry ice, magnetized substances, polymer bearings.
Take precautions appropriate to the relevant risk. Keep away from people and other cargo.


 



 
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