Seminar covers test procedures for packages labeled by weight.

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Scheduled for Nov 16-20, 2015, NIST Handbook 133 "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods" - Basic will focus on requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight, and ice glazed procedures.



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NIST Handbook 133 "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods" - Basic



Purpose:

This 5 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.



Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, you will be able to:

UNDERSTAND the History, Scope and Package Requirements.

EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.

DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.

EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.

IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.

Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.

APPLY Basic Test Procedure.

APPLY Tare Procedures.

COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.

UNDERSTAND and APPLY moisture allowances.

RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.

APPLY Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.



Technology Requirement(s): You MUST bring a calculator and be able to calculate Standard Deviation. There will be no use of computers.



Materials & Supplies: Participants will be provided with a notebook.



Prerequisite(s): There are no prerequisites for this seminar.



Pre-Work: None



Post-Work: None



Minimum Requirement(s): Students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in all in-class activities. You will be assessed on your application of all learning objectives for this course.



Audience: State Weights and Measures officials only. However, participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meal expenses.



Cost:

There are no registration fees for this seminar. However, participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meal expenses.



Instructor(s):

David Sefcik,

Phone: (301) 975 - 4868

Email: David.Sefcik@nist.gov



Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled. For more information:

OWM training schedule

Request training using the Weights and Measures Contact Management System



Details:

Start Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

End Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Audience: Government

Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s): NIST - Office of Weights and Measures

Course Number: 5387

Event Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Class will end at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Registration:

You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contacts System. You must first establish a primary contact account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. The Quick Guide provides an overview of the training registration process.



Your request for a contact account will be processed within one business day. You will be sent a password, so that you can then register in our training system (How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF) for this class. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.



Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,

Office of Weights and Measures,

Phone: (301) 975 - 3272

Email: yvonne.branden@nist.gov



Isabel Chavez,

Office of Weights and Measures,

Phone: (301) 975 - 2128

Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov



Technical Contact:

David Sefcik,

Phone: (301) 975 - 4868

Email: David.Sefcik@nist.gov

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