|Description:||This photograph demonstrates the gloved hand of a laboratory technician opening the inner cylindrical-shaped container of what’s known as a UN/4G/Class 6.2 box. On the left you can see the opened box. In addition, the diamond-shaped label seen in the foreground, is a typical biohazard shipping label, which must be placed on the outside of the box prior to shipping, stating that the package contains an infectious substance.|
The cautionary label displays the universal symbol for “Biohazardous Material”, and in writing, states that the contents includes an “Infectious Substance”, as well as a directive stating, “In Case of Damage or Leakage Immediately Notify Public Health Authority”, and provides a phone number to the Director of the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. Also note the number “6” on the label, which represents the classification of the contents, or "Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances", hence the use of this Class 6.2 box.