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Anhydrous Ammonia - Review the Basics

Posted by Marty Huseman on Nov 14, 2019

Anhydrous ammonia (NH3) is the perfect example of something that's commonly found in agriculture, but is also really dangerous. Because it's so common, people grow very comfortable using and being around it and forget that it's a hazardous chemical.

Anhydrous ammonia causes serious injuries, like severe frostbite, serious burns, blindness, suffocation or lung damage, and even death, all in a matter of seconds. Many injuries can be avoided by properly handling the product and respecting it each and every time you work with it. Personal protection is the responsibility of the employer and the employee.

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Topics: anhydrous ammonia, first aid, personal protective equipment (PPE)

Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia - Train Employees

Posted by Marty Huseman on Nov 14, 2017

Are you and your employees prepared for the fall handling of anhydrous ammonia (NH3)? 

Before anyone begins to work around or with anhydrous ammonia it may be best to review your employee roster and see who has been trained and who has not. It is commonly reported that injuries of all types are more prevalent with first year employees. Don’t let new employees slip through the cracks and assume they’ve had adequate training, be absolutely sure.  Employees not directly involved with anhydrous should also be trained as they need to know what to do and what not to do should an incident arise. The hazardous nature of working with anhydrous ammonia leaves very little room for error, especially for those who don’t understand the hazards.

 

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Topics: anhydrous ammonia, first aid, personal protective equipment (PPE)

Farm-Safety Training In-Depth: A Closer Look at First Aid

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jan 19, 2017

One moment you are having a casual chat with a co-worker over lunch. Suddenly, she grasps her throat and begins to turn blue.  What do you do?

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Topics: first aid, safety training program, agriculture, farm

Farm-Safety Training In-Depth: A Closer Look at First Aid

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 4, 2016

One moment you are having a casual chat with a co-worker over lunch. Suddenly, she grasps her throat and begins to turn blue.  What do you do?

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Topics: first aid, safety training program, agriculture, farm

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