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Dangerous Goods Class 8 | Corrosive Substances


HAZMAT CALSS 8, DG CLASS 8



Dangerous goods class 8 Corrosive, is a liquid or solid that will cause full thickness destruction of human skin at the site of contact within a specified period of time or, in the case of leakage will materially damage or even destroy other goods or the mean of transport.


Last week, I published article about Dangerous goods class 7 Radioactive Materials, you can read about it after completing reading this. also, you will find the remaining articles about dangerous goods classes here.

 

Do you have an idea about this dangerous goods class?

Keep reading and you will be aware of it.

 

Dangerous goods incident involving passenger

 

While I was reading Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority [CASA] website, I found a list many factual scenarios relating to some of the dangerous goods incidents involving passengers over which have been happened past couple of years.

 

One of these scenarios, Australian customs officials detected 5ml of mercury in checked baggage for passenger arriving on an international flight. Mercury [UN 28099] is a Class 8 dangerous goods. passengers are allowed to carry only one small medical thermometer in checked baggage and it should be in its protected case.

 

What is dangerous goods class 8 ?

Simply, a liquid or solid that will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue or metal.

 

 DG Class 8 Corrosives Label

It has no divisions:

 

Class No.

Division No.

Name of  Class

8

No

Corrosive Substances


  Class  

IATA IMP CODE

         8 

RCM

 

 

 

 

HAZMAT CLASS 8 PLACARD , DG CLASS 8 LABEL
 DG Class 8 Corrosive Label

 

DG Class 8 Corrosives - Packing Group

Packing group are assigned to dg class 8 Corrosives according to special criteria, I will give you short explanation. But you must refer to current dangerous goods regulation at all the time.


DG Class 8 Corrosives - Packing Group I

Substances that cause full thickness destruction of intact skin tissue within an observation period of up to 60 minutes starting after an exposure time of 3 minutes or less.


DG Class 8 Corrosives - Packing Group II

Substances that cause full thickness destruction of intact skin tissue within an observation period of up to 14 days starting after an exposure time of more than 3 minutes but not more than 60 minutes.

 

DG Class 8 Corrosives - Packing Group III

Substances that cause full thickness destruction of intact skin tissue within an observation period of up to 14 days starting after an exposure time of more than 60 minutes but not more than 4 hours.

 

DG Class 8 Corrosives - Examples


Class 8 hazardous substances examples, many substances such as battery acids, sulphuric and other acids, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide etc.

 

 You can watch this video for more understanding



 

 

 

  

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