4 Hour First Responder Awareness Level

Course: First Responder Ammonia Awareness Training

Requirement: OSHA 1910.120(q)
Duration: 4 hours 

Description: This course is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA for training of ammonia awareness level personnel. These are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release.

Scope: This course covers:pics_hazmat9

  • Hazards that may confront emergency responders
  • Hazard communication
  • Material Safety Data Sheets and Terms
  • Health effects of ammonia
  • Ammonia spill procedures


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 Awareness Training
4-hour Course Outline

Hazards that may confront
Emergency Responders

  • Health
  • Physical
  • Routes of Entry


Hazard Communication

  • MSDS and Toxicological Terms
  • Material Safety Data Sheets



Anhydrous Ammonia

  • Health Hazards
  • Physiological Effects of Ammonia
  • First Aid
  • Reactivity of Ammonia
  • Fire Hazards of Ammonia
  • Ammonia and Fire (Actual cases)


Ammonia Spill Procedures

  • Ventilation
  • Absorption
  • Neutralization



A certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees at the conclusion of the class.

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