Ammonia Awareness (US)
Ammonia has a variety of uses. It is used as a refrigerant, a cleaning and bleaching agent and a household cleanser. It is also used to produce fertilizers, plastics, explosives and pharmaceuticals. Ammonia is very important to plant, animal, and human life. It is found in water, soil, and air, and is a source of much needed nitrogen for plants and animals. Most of the ammonia in the environment comes from the natural breakdown of manure and dead plants and animals. There are, however, some hazards associated with ammonia. The purpose of this course is to discuss these hazards and how to protect yourself against them.
2. Identification and Properties
3. Handling and Storage
4. Labeling and Classification
5. Health Hazards
6. Protecting Yourself
- Identify the physical properties of anhydrous ammonia.
- Explain the requirements for safe storage and handling of ammonia.
- State the health effects of ammonia exposure.
- Identify the appropriate personal protective equipment for working around ammonia.
- Describe the appropriate first-aid measures and emergency-response procedures for ammonia-related emergencies.
OSHA Outreach Courses makes it simple to take and pass your course.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia