Hazard Class 8: Corrosive
Definition: A liquid or solid that causes full thickness destruction of human skin at the site of contact within a specified period time. A liquid, or a solid which may become liquid during transportation, that has a severe corrosion rate on steel or aluminum.
Examples of class 8 materials include:
- Hydrochloric Acid
- Sodium Hydroxide
- Mercury (because it dissolves aluminum)
Become Trained - All shipments of Class 8 material require the shipper to be trained and certified. EHS certifies all shippers at Cornell. All training whether on-site or by an outside vendor, EHS must review training and issue a certificate of training.
Contact EHS - EHS has employees trained in the shipping of hazardous material and can ship your material for you (EHS 607-255-8200).