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)
Shipping Options:
  • 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).