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Checking Net Contents of Mulch Packages

Course Instructor: Robert C. LaGasse

Date: Self-led course, complete within 90 days of purchase.

Time: 43 Minutes

Location: Online/Self Study

Course Cost: MSC member Companies: $99.00 / Non-Member $199

Prerequisites: None

Completion Certificate: Yes; On-line Test


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Online Course Description:

This course is designed to assist industry managers and regulatory officials understand the background, processes and procedures for uniform checking of the net contents of packaged mulch and soil materials as defined in NIST Handbook 130 and 133 by the Office of Weights & Measures of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Package Labeling & Testing Requirements
  • The Statistical Basis of The Handbook And Sampling Plans
  • What, When, Where And How Inspectors Verify Net Quantity Declarations
  • Determining Inspection Lots And Sampling Procedures
  • How To Test The Volume Fill of Mulch Packages

Learning Objectives:

Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic labeling requirements of packages
  • Understand the need and apply the proper statistical procedures for random package sampling
  • Understand how to determine the average and individual package requirements for inspections
  • Conduct individual package quantity testing using NIST test protocols.