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Ammonia Week in Review | May 31, 2013

May 31st, 2013

Here is the summary of the most important ammonia stories that made the headlines this week… Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Rolls Near Dover – An anhydrous ammonia tank being towed by a pickup went into a ditch and rolled early Friday afternoon near Dover. The Rochester Fire Department’s chemical-assessment team was sent to the accident and worked with […]

Q&A | OSHA Violations

May 23rd, 2013

Question: What is the most common OSHA citation? Answer: The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration publishes the Condenser each quarter. The May 2013 addressed this exact question in the IIAR Government Relations article on page 14. According to the article, from 2009 through 2012 the most cited OSHA standards were: Hazard Communication Electrical, Wiring Methods Lockout/Tagout […]

Q&A | Ammonia Rated Hoses

April 16th, 2013

Question: Do I have to use an ammonia rated hose when draining or transferring ammonia from a refrigeration system? Answer: The short answer is “ABSOLUTELY“. OSHA has been far from silent on this issue and has made it clear that ammonia rated hose must be used for any anhydrous ammonia activity that requires a hose, […]

OSHA Hazard Alert – Ammonia Safety in Wineries

December 31st, 2012

CalOSHA has recently released a new publication, Hazard Alert – Ammonia Safety In Wineries, highlighting the hazards associated with using anhydrous ammonia in wineries. OSHA developed the hazard alert in response to a winery worker that was killed in September after being overwhelmed during an ammonia leak at work. The “Hazard Alert” is a helpful resource […]