Intermodal Containers

Train your personnel on safety issues of intermodal containers.


"Intermodal Containers" DVD describes containers which can be used interchangeably in different modes of transportation. Examples of intermodal containers include both tank and box containers. More than four million such containers are in use around the world. Problems may arise when hazardous materials are packed - whether properly or improperly - inside intermodal containers and external markings are not present to warn workers or emergency responders of the contents.

This DVD provides information for emergency responders and industry personnel who work with or who may respond to emergencies involving intermodal containers. It covers:

  • How intermodal containers are constructed and used
  • How accidents happen
  • Standards for IMO Type 1, Type 2, Type 5 and Type 7 containers
  • Features of specialized containers
  • Safety procedures to minimize accidents during loading and unloading operations
  • Procedures for safe response to emergencies involving both tank and box containers
  • Identifying hazardous materials
  • Using protective clothing
  • Isolating the accident scene
  • Managing leaks and fires
  • Purchase includes Hazardous Materials Emergencies Involving Intermodal Containers, a 98-page text written by Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll.

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