To Haul Bio-Hazard Materials Hamat Endorsement Needed Yea Of Nay

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Chris L's Comment
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On my way into work this morning I was stopped at a traffic light when a box truck came up along side of me I noticed that is had a "Bio-Hazard" placard on the side. It got me wondering if you are required to have a Hazmat endorsement to haul "Bio-Hazard" material. A discussion amongst my fellow instructors is the general consensus would be yes: A Hazmat endorsement would be required, The NYS Commercial Drivers manual specifically Chapter 9 dealing with Hazardous materials dose not cover any have any specific class for "Bio-Hazards" the closes we can find would be Placard Class 6.2 Infectious Substances. So the question would be Hazmat endorsement Yea or Nay and what would be the appropriate placarding?

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Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If the vehicle was placarded then the driver needs a Haz Mat endorsement as far as I know. Not sure what placard would be required since we don't haul it and our paper work tells us which ones we need.

Probably medical waste as I've heard there are a bunch of rules for hauling it.

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