24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response Training

24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response Training: Comprehensive Training to Safeguard Against NH3 Emergencies

Requirement: OSHA 1910.120(q)
Duration: 24 Hours
Cost: $800 per individual
Description: The 24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response Training seminar is a mandatory OSHA requirement designed to equip individuals with the skills needed to effectively respond to hazardous chemical releases or potential incidents, ultimately enabling them to promptly control and mitigate the release. Throughout the course, students will engage in a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, specifically focusing on OSHA's HAZWOPER standard 1910.120(q). As students progress, they will steadily become acquainted with essential techniques and procedures for safely managing chemical releases. Furthermore, this comprehensive training program offers a unique opportunity for students to put their newly acquired skills into practice during a live emergency response drill.
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.

3 Day 24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response Course Schedule

Day One

Introduction to HAZWOPER

  • The HAZWOPER Standard
  • Evacuation Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Emergency Response Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Type of Response Teams
  • Medical Examination Requirements
  • Different Levels of Responders
  • Elements for Emergency Response Plan
  • Review OSHA CPL Directive 02-02-073


Properties of Ammonia

  • Discuss MSDS Terms Relative to Ammonia
  • Discuss Basic Properties of Ammonia
  • Properties of Ammonia Related to Flammability
  • Discuss Hazardous Decomposition
  • Review Facility MSDS
  • Air Sampling During Importance and Techniques
  • Discussion and Application of Actual Ammonia Incidents

Day Two

Health Hazards Related to Ammonia Exposure

  • Health Hazard Terminology
  • Routes of Entry
  • First Aid for Chemical Exposure
  • ANSI Standard for Eyewash/Showers


Respiratory Protection

  • Importance
  • Areas of Respiratory Hazards
  • Physiology of the Respiratory System
  • A Successful Respirator Program
  • OSHA Respirator Regulations
  • Respirator Types
  • Logic Decision Chart
  • The Cylinder/Breathing Air
  • How to Conduct Fit Testing
  • Sample Written Respirator Program


Protective Clothing

  • Levels of Protection
  • Encapsulating Suit
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Stress
  • General Indication of Toxic Effects
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Day Three

On day three of the 24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response Training, attendees put into practice all the training they received on days one and two. If medically able, all attendees will don and doff equipment or perform hands-on applications of equipment at the facility. Everyone will have the opportunity to wear the SCBA and the fully encapsulating training suit in practice. Additionally, the team will discuss and then practically implement the Incident Command System setup and integration during the mock training.

Additionally, scenario(s) are planned that will simulate conditions indicating that a spill or leak has occurred. The teams will then form and lay out all their emergency equipment, assess the situation, and determine what emergency equipment they will need to stop the leak. Afterwards, the teams will approach the spill and simulate the repair. Lastly, critiques will be held to look for weaknesses or changes that should be made in the future scenarios.


Event Category:
24 Hour NH3 Emergency Response


AMS Industries, Inc. – Corporate Headquarters
9341 Adam Don Pkwy

Woodridge, IL 60517