This page provides information on the use of shipping names: UN1759 CORROSIVE SOLID, N.O.S. and UN1760 CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. and indicates which alternate shipping names should be used.
This page does not change, create or suggest deviations of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
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Although these shipping names are found in Schedule 1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, they should no longer be used since more precise shipping names have been added for Class 8 generic entries.
Section 2.4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations states that for substances that are included in only one class and one packing group, the shipping name in Column 2 of Schedule 1 that most precisely describes the dangerous goods and is most consistent with the class and the packing group must be selected as the shipping name.
Your responsibilities as a consignor
If you are a consignor, you must find a shipping name that describes the dangerous goods you are shipping. Here is what you need to know to pick the best shipping name from the options list below.
You'll need to know if the substance is:
- acidic or basic
- organic or inorganic
- liquid or solid
Shipping names options
For Class 8 generic shipping names, many options areavailable which are more precise than "UN1759" or "UN1760":
- UN3260 CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3261 CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3262 CORROSIVE SOLID, BASIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3263 CORROSIVE SOLID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3264 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3266 CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
- UN3267 CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Have questions about the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations? Contact a dangerous goods inspector in your region:
Prairie & Northern
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Part 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations