Radioactive are separated into hazard categories, depending on the level of radioactivity. Category III is the highest risk, and requires special handling. Category II is medium risk and category I is low risk, and requires no special handling.
Even though this is the opposite to the order of danger in packing groups, but that’s because radioactive have their own separate regulations. Keep in mind the contact number for Canadian Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Regulations: 1-800-668-5284. In fact, if you ship or transport radioactive, you may need additional training in packaging and safe handling.
Corrosives in Class 8 damage skin, metal or other materials. They’re separated into packing groups depending on how corrosive they are. These examples of Class 8 corrosives includes; titanium tetrachloride, mercury, potassium fluoride, chromium oxychloride, sulphuric acid, selenic acid, copper chloride and battery fluid acid etc.
Which one is more corrosive – sodium hydroxide, solid or mercury?
- Sodium Hydroxide, solid
- Neither – they’re in the same packing group
The correct answer is Sodium Hydroxide, solid. Use your dangerous goods list to compare these Class B materials.
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