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Working safety with anhydrous ammonia.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-120, 1979 Jan; :1-27
Safety procedures for working with anhydrous-ammonia (7664417) are presented. Chemical properties and exposure effects are discussed. First aid procedures are described for inhalation exposures, eye and skin contact, or ingestion. Personal protective equipment also is described, along with safe operating procedures and work practices. The safe handling and use of cylinders containing anhydrous-ammonia also are discussed. Examples are included of accidents related to improper or careless use of equipment. A listing of NIOSH and OSHA regional offices is given.
Agricultural-chemicals; Safety-practices; Control-methods; Work-environment; Occupational-health; Accident-control; Safety-research; Fertilizer-manufacturing
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-120
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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