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Ammonia Awareness for General Industry

Course ID: MOOD214
Level: Introductory
Duration: 0 Hours 20 Minutes
Language: English

Chronic respiratory irritation, asthma, lung fibrosis, and dermatitis are just a few of the detrimental effects workers face if overexposed to ammonia or ammonia compounds on the job. To promote safety in work environments where this common refrigerant is present, OSHA has established safety standards for general industry that protect employees and employers alike. During the Ammonia Awareness for General Industry course, students learn more about how to stay safe in the presence of ammonia and ammonia containing compounds as well as what to do in the event of exposure.

This introductory online course addresses important topics in workplace best practices for ammonia exposure, including: 

  • An overview of ammonia and ammonia gas and their chemical properties
  • Permissible exposure limits (PEL)
  • Exposure-related health effects
  • First aid after exposure
  • How to identify sources of exposure through situational analysis
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • How to work safely with and near ammonia
  • OSHA’s safety and health tips for ammonia refrigerant
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Pocket Guide for Ammonia

With proper ammonia safety training, course participants can avoid injury on the job and promote a safer environment for all workers.

Ammonia Awareness for General Industry was designed for workers, supervisors, and managers in most general industry workplaces who may be exposed to ammonia in the course of their job duties.

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

After completing Ammonia Awareness for General Industry, you’ll understand how to work safely with and around ammonia. Students learn how to recognize sources of ammonia and the dangers of exposure, as well as how to properly utilize PPE and provide first aid in compliance with current OSHA standards for general industry.

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