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Anhydrous Ammonia

Anhydrous Ammonia

Course Description

Ammonia is one of the highest production-volume chemicals in the U.S. due to its use in manufacturing, refrigeration, and agriculture (as a fertilizer). It’s a toxic gas or liquid that, when concentrated, is corrosive to tissues upon contact.

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Ammonia refrigeration is addressed in The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard 1910.

Government Regulations:

40 CFR 302.6(a)

Clean Air Act (CAA) 40 CFR 68

CAA 40 CFR 608

Clean Water Act (CWA) 40 CFR 112

CWA 40 CFR 117.21

CWA 40 CFR 122.26

EPCRA 40 CFR 355

EPCRA 40 CFR 370.20

EPCRA 40 CFR 372

OSHA 29 CFR 1910

Who Needs this Training?

Only fully trained and qualified operators are permitted to operate ammonia systems.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified

Ammonia spills and releases pose a significant threat to workers from skin contact, inhalation, fire, and explosion. Workers should be properly trained to avoid these hazards.

Included Topics

-Intro – 0:18

-Topic 1: Introduction to Anhydrous Ammonia – 3:14

-Topic 2: Hazards Associated with Anhydrous Ammonia – 10:44

-Topic 3:

Exposure Control Part 1 – 6:23

Exposure Control Part 2 – 4:41

-Topic 4: Administrative Controls – 5:23

-Topic 5: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 1:32

-Topic 6: Emergency Response – 2:02

-Topic 7: First Aid – 3:35

-Topic 8: Training – 1:51

-Summary – 0:21

Course Layout
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration

A minimum of 50 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

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