Ammonia Safety

  • 4 topics | 31m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
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. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize the properties of anhydrous ammonia
  • identify the responsibilities of OSHA as a regulatory and compliance organization that deals with ammonia
  • identify the route of exposure to ammonia to its effect on the human body
  • determine first aid measures for dealing with routes of exposure to ammonia
  • identify appropriate storage procedures for controlling exposure to ammonia
  • identify appropriate handling procedures for controlling exposure to ammonia
  • identify appropriate 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


  • All About Ammonia
  • Hazards of Ammonia
  • Controlling Exposure to Ammonia
  • Safety and Emergency Response