• Salvage Packaging vs. Overpacks: What’s the Difference?
  • 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.

  • ricardo nazariosays:
    05/28/2019 at 9:36 pm Reply

    So, is the salvage drum different from salvage cylinder?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      07/10/2019 at 2:40 pm Reply

      Hi there. Yes, salvage drums are designed to contain leaking or damaged drums so that they can be safely transported. Salvage cylinders are usually brought onsite to manage leaking or damaged compressed gas cylinders that cannot be transported safely. Hope this helps!


  • mark kearneysays:
    01/12/2020 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Can salvage drums manufactured with a UN rating bearing the letter “S” (e.g. UN1A2/X440/S) be used for drums, damaged or non-conforming, that contain liquid because the drum is considered an inner packaging?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      01/30/2020 at 10:38 am Reply

      Hi there, when salvage drums are tested to receive their UN Rating, the testing criteria account for the fact that whatever is inside the inner container may be leaking. When a salvage drum is used to ship a damaged or non-conforming container, it must have an absorbent, cushioning material between the container and salvage drum to cushion the inner container and help absorb any free liquids [49 CFR 173.3(c)(2)]. Because of this, any liquids that escape a damaged inner container would be absorbed, negating the need for a liquids rating.

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