AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
CLASS 6-- TOXIC (POISONOUS) MATERIALS AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES
A10.1. General Requirements. This attachment contains information concerning the packaging and general
handling instructions for Class 6.1 toxic material. The term toxic and poisonous are used synonymously in this
A10.2. General Handling Instructions.
Toxic material can react through the skin, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. In general, solid toxic
material that is improperly packaged will present an ingestion hazard. Dust and mists result primarily in an
inhalation hazard. Liquids may be ingested, inhaled as a vapor, or absorbed through the skin.
Keep cool and away from direct rays of the sun and high temperature. Store away from sources of ignition
and fire hazards. Avoid direct contact with the material. Storage areas must be plainly marked with the
Keep away from oxidizing materials.
Make sure personnel exposed to leaking materials wear a protective mask or self-contained breathing
apparatus (specific recommendations can be obtained from the medical services.)
Store away from acids or acid fumes.
A10.3. Packaging for Certain Packing Group I Class 6.1 Toxic Materials.
A10.3.1. Handling Instructions. These items are extremely dangerous. Wear approved chemical safety mask and
clothing when handling this material. See 2.9 for additional information.
A10.3.2. Packaging Requirements. Package in DOT specification 3A1800, 3AA1800, 3AL1800, 3D, 3E1800,
and 33 cylinders meeting the requirements of A3.3.2. Specification 3A, 3AA, and 3AL cylinders may not exceed 57
kg (125 pounds) water capacity (nominal). Specification 3D and 33 cylinders may not exceed 127 kg (280 pounds)
water capacity (nominal). Shipments of arsine or phosphine will not be accepted for transportation if packaged in a
specification 3AL cylinder. Cylinders containing phosgene may not exceed a filling density of 125 percent (see
A188.8.131.52). The cylinder may not contain more than 68 kg (150 pounds) of phosgene. Also, each filled cylinder
must be tested for leakage before it is offered for transportation and must show absolutely no leakage. This test
must consist of immersing the cylinder and valve, without the protection cap attached, in a bath of water at a
temperature of approximately 66 degrees C (150 degrees F) for at least 30 minutes. During which time, frequent
examinations must be made to identify any escape of gas. After the test has been accomplished the valve of the
cylinder must not be loosened before the cylinder is offered for transportation, and must not be loosened during
A10.4. Bromoacetone, Methyl Bromide, Chloropicrin, and Methyl Bromide or Methyl Chloride Mixtures.
A10.4.1. Handling Instructions. These materials and mixtures are extremely dangerous poisons. Wear approved
chemical safety mask and clothing when handling this material. See 2.9 for additional requirements.
A10.4.2. Packaging Requirements.
A10.4.2.1. Package bromoacetone in a wooden box (4C1, 4C2, 4D, or 4F) with an inner glass receptacle or tube in
an hermetically-sealed metal receptacle in a corrugated fiberboard carton. A bottle may not contain over 500 g (17.6
ounces) of liquid and must be cushioned inside the can with at least 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) of absorbent material. The
total amount of liquid in the outer box must not exceed 11 kg (24 pounds). The package must be tested to the PG I
A10.4.2.2. Package bromoacetone in DOT specification 3A, 3AA, 3B, 3C, 3E, 4A, 4B, 4BA, 4BW, or 4C cylinder
with a water capacity (nominal) not exceeding 113 kg (250 pounds). All cylinders must meet the requirements of
A10.4.2.3. Package methyl bromide, chloropicrin and methyl bromide mixtures, chloropicrin and methyl chloride
mixtures, and chloropicrin mixtures charged with nonflammable, nonliquefied compressed gas in DOT specification
3A, 3AA, 3B, 3C, 3E, 4A, 4B, 4BA, 4BW, or 4C cylinder with a water capacity (nominal) not exceeding 113 kg
(250 pounds). All cylinders must meet the requirements of A3.3.2.
A10.5. Packaging for Liquid Class 6.1 Materials. Package in (see also Atch 3):