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Description:This photograph demonstrates a Dangerous Goods shipping box, which is used in the shipment of biohazardous materials. You can see what is known as a UN/4G/Class 6.2 box, which is used to contain the cylinder immediately adjacent to the box. In addition, note the (directional arrow) diamond-shaped label on the box, which is a typical biohazard shipping label that must be placed on the outside of the box prior to shipping, stating the orientation of the infectious substance within the box.
If you look at PHIL 15479 , you’ll note that 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.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
CDC Organization
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