Intermodal ContainersDVD training video 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.
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
Topics covered include:
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
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