• Benefits of Converting Liquid Hazwaste to Solid Non-Hazwaste
  • Daniel Stoehr

    Daniel Stoehr is the owner and sole training provider for Daniels Training Services, a company he began in 2010. He is a trained and knowledgeable EHS professional with more than 25 years of experience with the environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal level. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science for Natural Resource Management and Environmental Law Enforcement from UW-Stevens Point, he was employed for 6 years with a waste disposal company where his job responsibilities included manifesting, handling, and transporting hazardous waste throughout the Midwest. More recently he was employed for 13 years by an environmental consulting firm where he was exposed to a wide range of Federal and State EHS regulations pertaining to hazardous waste management and hazardous material transportation. Dan has provided training nationwide at seminars, onsite events, webinars and conferences to fulfill the USEPA training requirements for Hazardous Waste Personnel and those of the USDOT/PHMSA for hazmat employees. His goal is to answer questions and put tools — and the knowledge to use them — into the hands of EHS professionals through engaging and interactive training.

  • Stephen L Winnsays:
    02/21/2017 at 1:51 pm Reply

    How should 5% human albumin be handled and disposed swinn@argostherapeutics.com

    • Daniel Stoehrsays:
      02/22/2017 at 8:18 am Reply

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for your comment. Albumin is found in human blood. Per 49 CFR 173.134, it may be a division 6.2 Infectious Substance if it is known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. If not, then it is not a hazardous material and is not subject to DOT regulation. If it contains a pathogen it is necessary to determine if it is a Category A (permanent disability or life-threatening) or Category B (not permanent or life-threatening).

      Blood & blood component is also classified as a biological product (a subset of a Division 6.2). It must be assigned to identification number UN2814, UN2900, or UN3373, as appropriate. It may be that it must be shipped as a Regulated Medical Waste (more research may be necessary).

      In sum, unless shipper can confirm it does not contain pathogens it must be shipped as a hazardous material.

      More information will be necessary to determine authorized packaging.

      Daniel Stoehr
      Daniels Training Services

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