Ammonia has a variety of uses. It is used as a refrigerant, a cleaning and bleaching agent and a household cleanser. It is also used to produce fertilizers, plastics, explosives and pharmaceuticals.
Specifically, it will help learners understand the basics of blood-borne pathogens, how to protect themselves, and what to do in the event of an exposure, including the decontamination process.
Ammonia is very important to plant, animal, and human life. It is found in water, soil, and air, and is a source of much needed nitrogen for plants and animals. Most of the ammonia in the environment comes from the natural breakdown of manure and dead plants and animals. There are, however, some hazards associated with ammonia. The purpose of this course is to discuss these hazards and how to protect yourself against them.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the physical properties of anhydrous ammonia
- Explain the requirements for safe storage and handling of ammonia
- State the health effects of ammonia exposure
- Identify the appropriate personal protective equipment for working around ammonia
- Describe the appropriate first-aid measures and emergency-response procedures for ammonia-related emergencies
This online Ammonia Awareness course covers the following topics:
- Identification and Properties
- Handling and Storage
- Labeling and Classification
- Health Hazards
- Protecting Yourself
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 30 minutes
Testing conducted in this online Ammonia Awareness course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.