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Ammonia Safety


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
Ammonia is one of the world's most widely used basic chemicals. Anhydrous ammonia is utilized in a wide variety of commercial applications, from fertilizers to refrigerants to solvents. But ammonia can be hazardous. To protect human health and the environment, manufacturers, packagers, shippers, receivers, and others involved throughout the supply chain must adhere to the safe and appropriate use and handling of ammonia. This course will introduce you to the agencies that deal with regulations and standards for handling anhydrous ammonia, and will help acquaint you with the risks, controls, safe work practices, and emergency response procedures involved in dealing with this hazardous chemical. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employees whose normal job activities could result in exposure to ammonia

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Ammonia Safety

  • identify general responsibilities of regulatory and compliance organizations that deal with ammonia
  • recognize the properties of anhydrous ammonia
  • determine first aid measures for dealing with routes of exposure to ammonia
  • match the route of exposure to ammonia to its effect on the human body
  • identify appropriate storage, handling, and use procedures for controlling exposure to ammonia
  • identify the proper use of PPE when dealing with ammonia
  • identify proper emergency response to an ammonia spill or leak
  • Course Number:
    esh_sah_b48_sh_enus