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Hazard Class 1: Explosives

Official signage for three types of explosives
 

Definition

Any substance or article, including a device, which is designed to function by explosion or which, by chemical reaction within itself, is able to function in a similar manner even if not designed to function by explosion.

Shipping Options

Contact EHS: ALL shipments of explosives must be performed the DOT trained staff at Environmental Health and Safety. Due to the risk and liability of this explosive material, all shipments or movement across campus from one building to another must be done by EHS.  Contact Bill Leonard at WL68@cornell.edu 607-255-5616 or EHS 607-255-8200.

Examples of Explosives

  • Trinitrotoluene (TNT) and mixtures

  • Trinitrobenzene and mixtures
  • Ammonium picrate
  • Ammunition
  • Dipicryl sulfide
  • Hexotonal