Shouvik Chattopadhyay
PGD in Transportation & Logistics Management – IISWBM
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Professional,
Ohsas 18001:2007 Internal Auditor

Diploma – Jotun Operations Academy

Associate Member – American Society For Transportation & Logistics






This course does not identify a student as a dangerous goods
specialist as that requires intensive training including passing of
written examination.


This course is designed to introduce industry professionals and
students to the basics of handling dangerous goods in the supply
chain. At the end of the course a student should be able to identify
the different classes of Hazardous Material, EAC & HIN codes for
basic identification of fire-fighting and spill control measures,
packing groups, basic DOT requirements for transport, and
understanding MSDS (Europe).


thesupplychainexpress.blogspot.CONTENTS 3/13/2010 www.com Dangerous Goods / HAZMAT  HAZMAT Video  Hazardous Goods Classification  HAZCHEM or EAC  Hazard Identification Number / HIN  HAZCHEM & HIN Labeling  Packing Groups and Codes  DOT (USA) requirements  MSDS  3 .

corrosive. www. property or the environment. toxic.blogspot. pathogenic. other living organisms. flammable. liquids or gases that can harm people.DANGEROUS GOODS / HAZMAT  Dangerous goods include materials that are explosive. Hazardous goods are classified into 9 classes and subsequent sub-classes. biohazard or kept in pressurized containers. 7/10/2009  4 . oxidizing. also called hazardous materials or HAZMAT.supplychainexpress.com  Dangerous goods. radioactive. are solids.

6: Extremely insensitive 7/10/2009  5 .2: Blast/Projection Hazard 1.3: Minor Blast Hazard 1.3: Toxic or Poisonous Gas  www.blogspot.1: Flammable Gas  2.2: Compressed Non-flammable Gas  2.1: Mass Explosion Hazard 1.4: Major Fire Hazard 1.HAZARDOUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION Class 1: Explosives       Class 2: Gases 2.5: Blasting Agents 1.com  1.supplychainexpress.

com Class 3: Flammable Liquids 7/10/2009  6 .supplychainexpress.blogspot.1: Flammable Solids  4.2: Spontaneously Combustible  4.3: Dangerous When Wet  www.  Class 4: Flammable Solids 4.HAZARDOUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION CONTD.

1: Oxidizer  5.com 5.HAZARDOUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION CONTD.2: Harmful Substance  6.2: Organic Peroxide  7/10/2009  7 .blogspot.supplychainexpress.3: Infectious Substance  www. Class 5: Oxidizers & Peroxides  Class 6: Toxic & Infectious Substances 6.1: Toxic  6.

HAZARDOUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION CONTD.blogspot.  Class 8: Corrosive Substances Elevated Temperature Substances www.com Class 7: Radioactive Substances 7/10/2009  8 .supplychainexpress.

supplychainexpress.blogspot.com Marine Pollutant 7/10/2009  9 . Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances & Articles Environmentally Hazardous www.HAZARDOUS GOODS CLASSIFICATION CONTD.

supplychainexpress.com  7/10/2009 1: Coarse Spray or use water as jet  2: Fine Spray or use water as fog  3: Foam (Alcohol resistant)  4: Dry Agent like DCP Do not allow to mix with water  V 10 LTS CONTAIN .HAZCHEM OR EAC  <Number><Alphabet><Alphabet>  Number: Denotes extinguishing media and mode Alphabet: Action to be taken in case of emergency like spillage and type of body protection to be used CODE SUB- PPE CODE P V R S V X CONTROL LTS BA & FIRE DILUTE KIT T W SPILLAGE www.blogspot.

Consult control.supplychainexpress. by any means available. including combustion DILUTE May be washed to drain with large quantities of water CONTAI N Prevent. police & product expert.com 11 .blogspot. 7/10/2009 CODE www.HAZCHEM OR EAC CONTD DESCRIPTION LTS Liquid Tight Chemical Protective Suit BA Breathing Apparatus V Substance can react violently or explosively. spillage from entering drains or water course E People should be warned to stay indoors with all doors and windows closed but evacuation may be needed.

the substance will react dangerously with water. If the HIN is prefixed with an “X”.HAZARD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The figures indicate the following:           2: Emission of gas due to pressure or to chemical reaction 3: Flammability of Liquids 4: Flammability of Solids 5: Oxidizing (Fire intensifying) effect 6: Toxic or risk of infection 7: Radioactivity 8: Corrosiveness 9: Risk of spontaneous violent reaction Doubling of any number indicates intensification of that particular hazard. www.blogspot.supplychainexpress.com  The Hazard Identification Number (HIN) consists of 2 or 3 figures. 7/10/2009  12 .

emitting flammable gases 842    Corrosive solid which reacts with water. emitting flammable gases 90      Environmentally hazardous substance.com 22      Refrigerated liquefied gas.supplychainexpress. emitting flammable gases 423    Solid. toxic. emitting flammable gases 382    Flammable liquid corrosive. emitting flammable gases 44      Flammable solid. emitting flammable gases 823    Corrosive liquid which reacts with water. in the molten state at an elevated temperature 462    Toxic solid which reacts with water. emitting flammable gases 432    Spontaneously flammable (pyrophoric) solid which reacts with water. toxic. which reacts with water. miscellaneous dangerous substance 99      Miscellaneous dangerous substance carried at an elevated temperature 7/10/2009  13 . emitting flammable gases 333    Pyrophoric liquid 362    Flammable liquid. asphyxiant 323    Flammable liquid which reacts with water.HAZARD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER CONTD  The following combinations have special meaning: www. which reacts with water.blogspot. emitting flammable gases 642    Toxic solid. emitting flammable gases 482    Corrosive solid which reacts with water. flammable solid or self-heating solid which reacts with water. emitting flammable gases 539    Flammable organic peroxide 606    Infectious substance 623    Toxic liquid which reacts with water. which reacts with water. in the molten state at an elevated temperature 446    Flammable solid.

com • HIN or Hazard Identification Number. The last alphabet “E” if present denotes Public Safety Hazard.supplychainexpress. 14 .blogspot. also known as Kemler Code denotes the Hazard presented when dealing with the goods. This HAZCHEM code gives the actions to be taken in case of an incident.HAZCHEM & HIN  www. 7/10/2009 Hazchem or Hazardous Chemical Code or EAC is a 3 digit code in the format <Number><Alphabet><Alphabet>.

com UN: The United Nations Coding System 1 Type of Container: 7/10/2009  15 .blogspot.supplychainexpress.PACKING GROUPS & CODES   Code Description        1 = Drums/Pails 2 = Barrels 3 = Jerri cans 4 = Boxes 5 = Bags 6 = Composite Packaging H Material of Construction:        A = Steel B = Aluminium C = Wood D = Fibre E = Plastic F = Reconstituted wood G = Fibreboard www.

supplychainexpress. pills.PACKING GROUPS & CODES  CONTD 2 Category Within Type:  Packaging Group for which container was tested:     Packaging Group I: Great Danger . tablets) or that have inner packaging. II.high hazard level Packaging Group II: Medium Danger .medium hazard level Packaging Group III: Minor Danger . this marking will indicate 100 Hydraulic pressure in Kilo. an "S" in upper case will follow the gross mass.com X = Packaging Group I.blogspot.Pascal (KPa)  For packaging intended for Solids or that have inner packaging. III  Y = Packaging Group II and III  Z = Packaging Group III  7/10/2009 1 = Closed head  2 = Open head  For packaging intended for Solids (powders. capsules.low hazard level Density or specific gravity of material packed www. 16  .

com  7/10/2009  CONTD 17 .supplychainexpress.8 / 100 / YR / USA / +AC www. 08 Current Year  USA Country where container was manufactured  +AC2518 Code for manufacturing plant Example of UN Marking: 1H2 / Y1.blogspot.PACKING GROUPS & CODES For packaging intended for Solids or that have inner packaging. an "S" in upper case will follow the gross mass.

com That you have been trained and certified to ship the hazardous material 3/13/2010 If your shipment contains hazardous material.  The package is marked according to DOT regulations.  The package bears the appropriate DOT label. DOT rules require: 18 . In addition to DOT rules. Even exempt packages must have specified markings. you must provide it.  A shipping paper completed according to DOT regulations.  For larger quantities. the vehicle must bear placards.thesupplychainexpress. additional rules. air shipments must abide by the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Technical Instructions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  Special notations and formatting are required for hazardous material. www.DOT (USA) REQUIREMENTS   The package meets DOT standards. Shipping companies often have their own.blogspot. If the driver doesn’t have a placard.

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88 S.thesupplychainexpress.) 1336-21-6 R21/34 www.blogspot.RISK PHRASES Acetaldehyde 75-07-0 R40 Acetic Acid (glacial) Acetone Acetonitrile Acrylic Acid 64-19-7 67-64-1 75-05-8 79-10-7 R35 S24 R24 R34 38641-94-0 S37 – R38 Chemical   Agrochemical (Aqueous) Agrochemical (Solvent) Ammonium Hydroxide (0.com Risk & Safety Phrases 3/13/2010 CAS Nos 20 .G.

). MSDS (material safety data sheets) are a widely used system for cataloguing information on chemicals. it is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner. disposal. An important component of product stewardship and workplace safety.MSDS  A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a form containing data regarding the properties of a particular substance. and chemical mixtures. etc. first aid. boiling point. MSDS information may include instructions for the safe use and potential hazards associated with a particular material or product. and spill-handling procedures. reactivity. health effects. These data sheets can be found anywhere where chemicals are being used. MSDS formats can vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements. flash point. protective equipment. and includes information such as physical data (melting point.com  Material Safety Data Sheets: 7/10/2009  21 . storage. toxicity. chemical compounds.supplychainexpress. www.blogspot.