Small containers account for a large percentage of chemicals shipped and / or stored. Of these, many are drum containers, usually from 30 to 55 gallon capacity. Small containers require additional handling during all phases of their useful life, resulting in a greater possibility of container failure and product spillage.

This module is designed to familiarize each participant of the strengths and weaknesses of these containers and how to repair, transfer and overpack damaged containers. In addition, this module through its hazards and risk assessment segment trains each student how to estimate its immediate and / or eventual impact on personnel, equipment and the environment, so they can come to a fast, safe, efficient, and effective way of mitigating the problem.

Each segment of the module is designed to build upon itself, through demonstrations and hands-on practice sessions. Following a pre-planning session, a simulated full-scale incident will be utilized to reinforce the training. This incident will be responded to with full protective equipment (Level "B" Suit).

In order to ensure the program has met its goal and the students are fully qualified as a Technician Level III Responder, all students will be given a pre-test and post-test. In addition, each students skills will be evaluated during each field evolution. Minimum written test scores are 70% while field evolutions require 100% compliance as determined by each instructor. Certificates will be issued to all students meeting this criteria.

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