Over Pressurized Drums Are Not Always Obvious
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Environmental Protection, Operations, Work Management/Planning

All work involving flat drum lids with locking rings should include controls that protect workers. Treat each drum as if pressurized. Look for obvious signs of pressurization (e.g., bulges, lid distortion, hissing noise). Apply a drum web or other restraining device when opening sealed drums.

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