|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.