This interactive safety training program examines the hazards of Anhydrous Ammonia and safe response to incidents involving this dangerous gas.
Anhydrous ammonia, NH3, is widely used in agriculture and industry. Penetrating vapors from this gas are suffocating and can lead to severe health problems, even death.
The Anhydrous Ammonia course outlines an active program of safety and inspection to prevent accidents in the workplace. features exciting footage, instructive animations, and valuable information about the illegal use of anhydrous ammonia in clandestine drug labs.
This course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:
Characteristics & Uses
• Effects of heat
• Principal uses
• Illicit use
• Reactivity hazard
• Health hazard
• Flammability hazard
• Confined space hazards/case study
• Safety equipment for workers
• Federal regulations
• Safe transfer & transport
• Recognizing tanks
• Responder safety
• Fire situations
• Managing victims
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:
Understand the physical characteristics and usefulness of anhydrous ammonia (NH3).
• Describe the effects of ammonia vapors.
• Explain what happens to liquid ammonia when it is heated.
• List ways that ammonia is used in industry.
• Describe how anhydrous ammonia is used illegally.
Avoid injury by anhydrous ammonia.
• Describe the reactivity hazard of anhydrous ammonia.
• Describe what happens when NH3 contacts human tissue.
• Describe the flammability hazard associated with NH3.
• Explain why confined spaes may exacerbate the hazards of NH3.
Take proper safety precautions when working with anhydrous ammonia.
• Describe how to properly store anhydrous ammonia.
• Recall the necessary safety equipment for using anhydrous ammonia.
• List the federal requirements that apply to anhydrous ammonia.
• Explain safety procedures for transferring and transporting NH3.
Respond safely to incidents involving anhydrous ammonia.
• Describe how to recognize tanks used to store or transport NH3.
• Explain safety measures to protect personnel entering the hot zone.
• Describe some basic mitigation activities for NH3 leaks.
• Explain the priorities in fire incidents involving NH3.
• Describe how to help victims at an anhydrous ammonia incident scene.