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NIST Handbook 130 Packaging and Labeling (5 day)


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials and Industry on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)" (http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/hb130-14.cfm). 

Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and interpret requirements under the Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • Explain, demonstrate, and apply the Handbook 130, UPLR to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • Determine the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • Recognize and evaluate various package labelings in the marketplace.

Technology Requirement(s):

You must bring a calculator or a smart phone that can perform basic calculations. 

Materials & Supplies:



There are no prerequisites for this seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion includes attendance for the entire class, active participation in the session activities, discussion, and receiving a passing grade on the examination. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion. 


State Weights and Measures Officials.


There are no registration fees this seminar.


David Sefcik 
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868
Email: david.sefcik@nist.gov

Lisa Warfield,
Phone: (301) 975 - 3308
Email: lisa.warfield@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

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


Start Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
End Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Location: Frankfort, KY
Audience: Government
Format: Seminar


NIST Office of Weights and Measures
Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Class No.: 5307

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (class will dismiss at 10:00 am on Friday)


You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management 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.

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 (http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/upload/how-to-request-training.pdf) for this class. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.

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Visitor Information:


Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272
Email: yvonne.branden@nist.gov

Isabel Chavez,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Technical Contact:

Lisa Warfield
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 3308
Email: lisa.warfield@nist.gov