ERIC Number: ED183903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Military Curricula for Vocational & Technical Education. Packing and Unitization, 19-2.
Joint Military Packaging Training Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
This correspondence course on methods and techniques of packing materials and equipment for shipment and storage is designed to familiarize students with the subject matter area and to serve as a background for a more detailed and specialized study. One of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational curriculum and instruction, the 32-hour course consists of ten lessons, each followed by an exercise of multiple choice questions. A text assignment, lesson objective, and suggestions for the student are also given. The course covers such topics as various container types, packing materials, and techniques of packing, including blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, and marking. The text used in the course, "Packaging of Material; Packing (Volume I)," which makes up the bulk of the document, is organized into seven chapters: packing, fiberboard and paperboard containers, wooden containers and pallets, bags and sacks, pails and drums, crates, and consolidation and unitization for shipment and use of cargo containers. A thirteen-page introduction gives an overview of packaging procedures, including the objectives of military packing, hazards encountered in transportation, handling and storage, definitions, policies, levels of protection, and suggested references. Over 300 illustrations are included in the 325 page text. (MEK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Joint Military Packaging Training Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.