TRANSCAER® Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training
Ammonia, along with other potentially hazardous materials, is used in a variety of beneficial applications – anhydrous ammonia is rich in nitrogen and is the primary component of fertilizer. Because anhydrous ammonia is classified 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.
TFI, through its sponsorship of TRANSCAER®, played a role in the development of a valuable anhydrous ammonia training program for emergency responders, agricultural businesses, ammonia industry personnel, emergency management officials, public safety representatives, law enforcement agencies and others involved in the transportation of anhydrous ammonia.
The training program, Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour, is a multimedia safety training that focuses on topics such as ammonia properties, steps that should be taken to ensure that 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.