Closure Instruction Review: Steel Drums Labelmaster Symposium - Chicago September 23-25, 2009 Howard Z. Skolnik Skolnik In...
CFR49, 178.2(c) <ul><li>“ all shippers of hazardous materials are responsible” </li></ul>
Closure Instruction & Common Sense <ul><li>“ has now become a scientific process” </li></ul>
Hazardous Cargo Bulletin February 2009 <ul><li>Paul Rankin of RIPA asks: </li></ul><ul><li>“ do these instructions really ...
<ul><li>not generic </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturer specific </li></ul><ul><li>must be current </li></ul>
 
 
May I have 2 volunteers? <ul><li>I  have closed  a steel drum </li></ul><ul><li>I  have never  closed a steel drum </li></ul>
<ul><li>the process that a filler, or re-shipper, must follow  </li></ul><ul><li>torque, dimensional measurements and visu...
If not properly closed? <ul><li>should be quarantined and the manufacturer contacted for return or replacement </li></ul>
No Substitutions!!! <ul><li>If replacement parts are needed get original parts from manufacturer </li></ul>
Return Logistics? <ul><li>must convey to their customers the need to present packagings for shipment that are in complianc...
Retain Testing Certificates ? <ul><li>Though a manufacturer is responsible, it’s a good idea for the shipper. Outdated and...
Now is the time! <ul><li>Review your packaging purchases, Closure Instructions, training and documentation. If a DOT inspe...
With thanks to  Labelmaster! Main Office: 773.735.0700 Direct to Howard: 773.884.1500 Email: howard@skolnik.com
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Instructions ofor understanding Closure Instructions for steel drums that are UN/DOT certified. Presented by Howard Skolnik, in Chicago, at the DGIS IV Symposium, sponsored by Labelmaster.
September 2009.

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Closure Instructions Labelmaster Sept 2009

  1. 1. Closure Instruction Review: Steel Drums Labelmaster Symposium - Chicago September 23-25, 2009 Howard Z. Skolnik Skolnik Industries Inc. - Chicago
  2. 2. CFR49, 178.2(c) <ul><li>“ all shippers of hazardous materials are responsible” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Closure Instruction & Common Sense <ul><li>“ has now become a scientific process” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hazardous Cargo Bulletin February 2009 <ul><li>Paul Rankin of RIPA asks: </li></ul><ul><li>“ do these instructions really help </li></ul><ul><li>improve safety or are they more likely </li></ul><ul><li>a source of confusion for shippers?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>not generic </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturer specific </li></ul><ul><li>must be current </li></ul>
  6. 8. May I have 2 volunteers? <ul><li>I have closed a steel drum </li></ul><ul><li>I have never closed a steel drum </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>the process that a filler, or re-shipper, must follow </li></ul><ul><li>torque, dimensional measurements and visual safeguards </li></ul><ul><li>re-torque before shipment </li></ul>
  8. 10. If not properly closed? <ul><li>should be quarantined and the manufacturer contacted for return or replacement </li></ul>
  9. 11. No Substitutions!!! <ul><li>If replacement parts are needed get original parts from manufacturer </li></ul>
  10. 12. Return Logistics? <ul><li>must convey to their customers the need to present packagings for shipment that are in compliance </li></ul>
  11. 13. Retain Testing Certificates ? <ul><li>Though a manufacturer is responsible, it’s a good idea for the shipper. Outdated and incorrect document retention exposes your company to a probable violation and fine. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Now is the time! <ul><li>Review your packaging purchases, Closure Instructions, training and documentation. If a DOT inspector does come to your door, be ready to comply with their requests and demonstrate that you are a compliant shipper. </li></ul>
  13. 15. With thanks to Labelmaster! Main Office: 773.735.0700 Direct to Howard: 773.884.1500 Email: howard@skolnik.com

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