24 Hour Emergency Responder

Course: Emergency Responder Training

Requirement: OSHA 1910.120(q)

Duration: 24 Hourspics_hazmat6

Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA for training of emergency response personnel who will respond to leaks or spills of chemicals for the purpose of stopping the leak or spill. It is specifically aimed at ammonia users, but will relate to many other chemicals. It can be tailored to other specific chemicals in your workplace. OSHA requires that all personnel who are expected to respond to spills or leaks must have this training.

Scope: This course covers:

  • Procedures for handling emergency responses
  • Written emergency response plans
  • Hazards confronting responders
  • Material safety data sheets and terms
  • Health effects of ammonia and other chemicals
  • How to plan and prepare for emergencies
  • How to decontaminate responders and clean up/neutralize ammonia spills
  • Protective clothing
  • Self contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA's) and respirators
  • Conducting mock scenarios with SCBA's and encapsulating suits
  • Monitoring devices, manual and electronic

Who should attend:

Members of management, engineering, maintenance, refrigeration, safety, production, human resources and security. A good cross section can contribute greatly to the overall effectiveness of any emergency response team.


Ammonia Emergency Response Training
3 Day Course Schedule

Day One:

Hazards That May Confront First Responders
  • Health
  • Physical
  • Routes of Entry


Hazard Communications
  • MSDS and toxicological terms
  • Material Safety Data Sheet


Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Health Hazards
  • Physiological Effects of Ammonia
  • First Aid
  • Reactivity of Ammonia
  • Fire Hazards of Ammonia
Ammonia Spill ocedures
  • Ventilation
  • Absorption
  • Neutralization
  • Reactivity of Ammonia
  • Decontamination
Description of an Ammonia Spill and Notification
  • Interaction with outside agencies and parties




Respiratory Protection
  • Importance
  • Areas of Respiratory Hazards
  • OSHA Respirator Regulations
  • Respirator Types
  • Fit testing if necessary


Preparing for an Emergency
  • Before
  • During
  • After
  • Emergency Action/OSHA regulations
  • Written Emergency Action Plan
  • Exits, Alarms
  • Written Fire Prevention Plans
Ammonia Spill Procedures
  • Ventilation
  • Absorption
  • Neutralization
  • Reactivity of Ammonia
  • Decontamination

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