What are the different types of placards?

What are the different types of placards?

For example:

  • Red placards indicate the material is flammable;
  • Green placards indicate the material is non-flammable;
  • Yellow placards indicate the material is an oxidizer;
  • Blue placards indicate the material is dangerous when wet;
  • White placards indicate the material is an inhalation hazard and/or poison;

How many hazard classes are there TDG?

9 classes
Dangerous goods are classified into 9 classes, based on the substance’s characteristics and properties. These criteria are outlined in the TDG Regulations. Assigning a substance into a hazard class is usually done by the consignor.

Does 1.4 g require placards?

Shipments of Division 1.4G fireworks ≥1,001 lbs. gross weight must: # For highway shipments, have a driver with a CDL that includes a hazmat endorsement. # Display “EXPLOSIVES 1.4” placards on the vehicle on each side and each end.

What does placard mean?

Definition of placard (Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a notice posted in a public place : poster. 2 : a small card or metal plaque. placard. verb.

What is a TDG class?

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) is an area under strict regulations in Quebec and Canada. The objective of this regulation is to promote safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea or air.

What is the required size for TDG placards?

Due of the size or irregular shape of certain means of containment, the TDG Regulations allow for the reduction of labels to 30 mm per side and placards to 100 mm per side.

When should you placard a load?

The general rule is going to be: If in bulk, you always need a placard. If non-bulk, then it depends on if the hazard class is in Table 1 or 2, and the amount that is being shipped. Also, in most cases, 4 placards are required, one on each side and one on each end.

What placard group includes Division 1.1 and 1.2 explosives?

49 CFR § 172.504 – General placarding requirements.

Category of material (Hazard class or division number and additional description, as appropriate) Placard name Placard design section reference (§ )
1.1 EXPLOSIVES 1.1 172.522
1.2 EXPLOSIVES 1.2 172.522
1.3 EXPLOSIVES 1.3 172.522
2.3 POISON GAS 172.540

What is a HazMat placard?

Placards are standard hazmat identifiers, designed to meet certain specifications, and placed on outer containers, trucks, cylinders, or other vehicles used for transport. Markings are additional identifiers (other than hazard labels & placards) that further describe the package.

Why are placards used CDL?

Placards are used to warn others of HazMat. Placards are signs put on the outside of a vehicle and on bulk packages, which identify the hazard class of the cargo. A placarded vehicle must have at least 4 identical placards. They are put on the front, rear, and both sides of the vehicle.

Are placards required for Class 8?

No Placards are required for class 8 hazardous material for shipments under 500 KG and when no ERAP is met.

What is a placard 8?

A Corrosive Class 8 Placard has safety text and/or images for chemical safety protocol and compliance. A Corrosive Class 8 Placard is a useful tool to help protect the health and safety of staff, and is not a substitute for necessary protective measures for lessening or eliminating hazards.