ID#: 15490
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This photograph demonstrates two Dangerous Goods shipping labels, which are used in the shipment of biohazardous materials. These are typical biohazard shipping labels that must be placed on the outside of the box prior to shipping, stating that the box contains an infectious substance. See PHIL 14460 and 15480, for examples of the type of boxes to which these labels must be affixed. Note that the cautionary labels 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”, providing a phone number to the Dir. 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 a 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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