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Anhydrous ammonia safety. NH3 details for dealers.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-131, 1993 Jan; :1-2
A synopsis of safety information for anhydrous ammonia (7429905) dealers was provided. The responsibilities of facility operators include the development of a site specific safety plan which includes emergency, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures; the avoidance of galvanized pipe for anhydrous ammonia service; the use of sign off on material manifest prior to accepting delivery; ensuring the compatibility of unloading lines for ammonia service; being certain that unloading lines are attached and secure; being available during unloading to initiate emergency plans if necessary; properly disconnecting and securing facility valves after unloading; and setting up inspection and testing procedures. Tank procedures were outlined. Instructions, precautions, and required steps for valve operation were listed. Safety requirements and precautions for vehicle towing were described.
Chemical-industry-workers; Safety-equipment; Industrial-safety-programs; Equipment-operators; Toxic-materials; Safety-measures; Occupational-safety-programs; Hazardous-materials
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-131
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of Missouri - Columbia
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