Ammonia Awareness

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.

Course Content Includes:

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
  • Emergencies
Course Duration

Approximately 30 minutes

Course Assessment

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.