CAAR is pleased to introduce two revised training courses for anhydrous ammonia safety to its training library.

CAAR has completed significant material updates to its Anhydrous Ammonia safety related courses, including upgrading to a more robust platform with a cleaner and more user-friendly interface. The updated course material offers detailed information focusing on what retailers and their farmer clients need to know when handling anhydrous ammonia, including transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) certification. Both courses have been tailored specifically for their audience and focus from beginning to end on best practices and safe handling of ammonia, giving participants the latest information and in-depth resources to continue working safely with anhydrous ammonia.

Anhydrous Ammonia: Safety and the Farmer - TDG Certficiation

This farmer focused course, supported by Fertilizer Canada and administered by CAAR, covers the safe handling, transport and application of anhydrous ammonia at the farm level. CAAR members are encouraged to make sure their grower clients who work with NH3 are aware of this course, and that they are properly trained and certified to handle NH3 on their farm.

The course is divided into seven modules:

  1. Introduction to TDG and WHMIS
  2. Characteristics of ammonia
  3. General safe-handling procedures, farm storage and security
  4. Personal protective equipment, first aid guidelines
  5. Working with nurse tanks
    1. Connecting nurse tank to applicator unit and bleed off procedures
    2. Disconnecting nurse tank applicator unit, re-coupling breakaway coupler and emergency shut-off system
  6. Equipment maintenance
  7. Emergency response and incident reporting

The course includes a brand-new Safety and the Farmer downloadable booklet. The booklet includes the most recent updates to the TDG Regulations in Module 7 (Emergency response and incident reporting), and discusses the three types of reporting:

  1. Emergency (Immediate)
  2. Release or Anticipated Release
  3. Follow Up

New in 2017, online TDG certification will be free of charge!

Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification

The “Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification” course contains highly specialized training content specific to only anhydrous ammonia. Offering certification only on this product allows much more detailed training in the safe handling and transport of NH3, better equipping the trainee on best practices, how to avoid incidents, and how to handle them appropriately if they happen. CAAR is proud to offer this highly specialized training at a significantly reduced rate for CAAR members, and thanks CF Industries for its continued sponsorship of this course.

The "Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification" course covers the safe handling, transport and application of anhydrous ammonia at the retail or distributor level. 

The course is divided into 11 sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Chemical Properties and Characteristics
  3. TDG and WHMIS Regulations
  4. Site Safety and Site Security
  5. Transferring Procedures
  6. Loading a Nurse Tank from a Storage Facility
  7. Loading a Field Delivery Unit from a Storage Facility
  8. Additional Transfer Procedures
  9. Emergency Response
  10. First Aid and Personal Protection
  11. Theft, Crystal Meth and NH3

Participants now have access to the new Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification downloadable booklet, with revisions that include more graphics and more detailed descriptions.

The content of the course has been updated to include the most recent revisions to the following TDG regulations:

  • Section 3 (TDG and WHMIS Regulations)
  • Section 4 (Site Safety and Security)
  • Section 9 (Emergency Response)

It also includes the most recent revisions to the WHMIS system in Section 3 (TDG and WHMIS Regulations), and contains the WHMIS classification system, labelling and SDS requirements aligning to the Global Harmonization System as well as new requirements identified in WHMIS 2015. A new Section 11 (Theft, Crystal Meth and NH3) has also been added.

The registration fee is $95 for CAAR members and $150 for non-members.

Click here to register and learn more about CAAR’s Training courses.

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