8 Hour Annual Refresher/NH3 ERT

Emergency Responder Refresher Training

About the 8 Hour Annual Refresher Training Course

Requirement: OSHA 1910.120(q)
Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $375 per individual
Description: OSHA requires HAZWOPER Technician employees to undergo regular refresher training. Thus, we designed the 8 Hour Annual Refresher/NH3 ERT course for students who have successfully completed the 24hr Emergency Response Team Training. Furthermore, this course offers essential classroom instruction and hands-on training to ensure students fulfill their refresher training requirements.
Scope: This course covers:
  • Ammonia Industry Related and OSHA Updates
  • Ammonia Accident Reviews in the News
  • 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/prepare for emergencies
  • How to decontaminate responders and neutralize/clean up ammonia spills
  • Protective clothing
  • Self contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA’s) and respirators
  • Conducting mock scenarios with SCBA’s and encapsulating suits
Prerequisite: 24 Hour Emergency Response Team Training
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.

1 Day 8 Hour Annual Refresher/NH3 ERT Course Schedule

Hazards that may confront Emergency Responders

  • Health
  • Physical

Hazard Communication

  • MSDS and Toxicological Terms
  • Material Safety Data Sheets

Anhydrous Ammonia

  • Health Hazards
  • Reactivity of Ammonia

Description of an Ammonia Spill and Notification

Protective Clothing

  • Levels of Protection
  • Encapsulating Suit
  • Heat Stress
  • Cold Stress
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Preparing for an Emergency

  • Before
  • During
  • After
  • Emergency Action/OSHA regulations
  • Written Emergency Action Plan
  • Incident Command Center

Ammonia Spill Procedures

  • Ventilation
  • Absorption

Respiratory Protection

  • Areas of Respiratory Hazards
  • OSHA Respiratory Regulations
  • The Cylinder/Breathing Air

8 Hour Annual Refresher Hands-On Staging Area Setup and Scenario-Based Training

The attendees will actively engage in setting up a staging area hands-on. Moreover, team members attending the class, guided by the instructor, will collaboratively design and set up the staging area. As a result, this will better equip the response team to manage equipment efficiently during an actual emergency response situation.

To replicate conditions that suggest a spill or leak, we thoroughly plan various scenarios. As a result, teams will gather and arrange their emergency equipment within the newly designed staging area. Subsequently, they will assess the situation, determining the necessary emergency equipment for containing and mitigating the leak. Afterward, the teams will approach the spill site and participate in a simulated repair operation. We will conduct precise critiques to pinpoint any weaknesses or opportunities for enhancing future scenarios. Additionally, all participants will get the chance to practice wearing SCBA and fully encapsulating training suits.

At some point during the day, attendees must complete a 25-question examination. Upon successfully passing the examination, they will receive an 8-hour refresher certificate and an emergency responder identification wallet card for use when responding to actual spills.


Event Category:
8 Hour Annual Refresher/NH3 ERT


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

Woodridge, IL 60517