Hazardous Material Container

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Definition - What does Hazardous Material Container mean?

A hazardous material container is used to isolate dangerous substances to provide safety and protection. Local, state, and federal laws regulate how hazardous material is transported or stored. Many construction sites, including trenchless construction, require hazardous material containers.

The term may also be referred to as a hazmat container.

Trenchlesspedia explains Hazardous Material Container

The handling of hazardous material is highly regulated. That includes “the manufacture, fabrication, marking, maintenance, reconditioning, repair, testing, or distribution of packages or containers” used in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce, according to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. The storage of hazardous material is similarly controlled.

Hazmat containers can come in many shapes and sizes. The term may refer to barrels, boxes, or storage units. The hazardous material must be compatible with the container. Corrosive material, for example, may cause a metal drum to fail and release waste. Factors such as packaging and inventory must be considered by trenchless operators who deal with hazardous materials.

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