TRANSCAER Launches Online Safety Training

TRANSCAERĀ® has launched its first-ever Anhydrous Ammonia Training online training program to educate and train officials across the country on emergency response to anhydrous ammonia incidents.

The Anhydrous Ammonia online training documents and videos are available now atĀ The training materials consist of Anhydrous Ammonia Tour training videos, PowerPoint presentations and instructor and student guides that address emergency response, chemical properties, transports and nurse tanks, and railcars, as well as some exciting extras.

TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary, nationwide outreach effort that helps communities prepare for and respond to hazardous material transportation incidents.

Ammonia, along with other potentially hazardous materials, is used in a variety of beneficial applications ā€“ anhydrous ammonia is rich in nitrogen and is the primary component of fertilizer. Because anhydrous ammonia is ified as a hazardous substance, and used and stored under high pressure, those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be properly trained on specific handling procedures.

The Training Tour focuses on a number of safety training topics, including sessions on ammonia properties, what steps need to be taken to ensure ammonia is transported safely, hands-on training on how to use transport equipment properly, and information on emergency response necessary in case of an ammonia release.

The properties training segment covers both the physical and chemical properties of anhydrous ammonia, as well as basic health effects and initial first aid for treating exposures. Understanding how and why anhydrous ammonia is used and relating the properties of the chemical to real-life response issues also is covered.

Another segment of the training program covers types of ammonia releases that could occur. Topics in this training block address indoor and outdoor release scenarios, defensive and offensive approaches to ammonia release incidences, flammability concerns, where and when to use water in dealing with an ammonia release, and control/containment measures.

For a listing of cities and states where the tour is taking place visit:Ā More locations will be added throughout the year.



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