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Quickly and efficiently label placards with the required 4 digit DOT Identification Number. These 10.75" x 10.75" Hazardous Materials placards can be used with Gothic 3-1/2" single numbers (available separately as item # 03157). This placard is also available with preprinted digits (see item # 03300).
DOT regulations require placards on the front, back and sides of vehicles, so most customers normally purchase these in multiples of four. Our placards are sold singly and in economical packages of 25 or 100. For corresponding Class 6 Infectious Substances placards see item # 03118. For matching Class 6 Infectious Substances DOT shipping labels see item # 03048.
These placards are available in three different materials:
|Polycoated Tagboard||Made from a semi-rigid paper card stock with a water resistant coating on both sides. This material is intended for single trip usage, at an economical price. Intended for use with placard holders.|
|Rigid Plastic||Manufactured on durable plastic able to withstand repeated usage under any weather conditions. The ink is applied using a silk screen process to ensure print quality and resist fading. Intended for use with placard holders.|
|Permanent Self-Adhesive Vinyl||Intended for permanent application on the transport vehicle. They are constructed with an outdoor grade 4-mil vinyl with an aggressive permanent adhesive backing. Once applied, these placards provide a permanent DOT marking solution.|
Magnetic versions are also available by special order (please inquire).
TECHNICAL NOTE 1: The US Department of Transportation's DOT Chart 15, Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide is a terrific full-color compliance guide for placarding and labeling and is available for download from their web site.
TECHNICAL NOTE 2: Definitions, exceptions, and classification criteria for Class 6, Division 6.1 are found in 49 CFR 173.132. Similar data for Class 6, Division 6.2 is found in 49 CFR 173.134. For a general discussion of acutely poisonous substances along with further reading, see the SDS HyperGlossary entries on acute toxicity, highly toxic and poison.