1513.0040 Safety


Published: 2015

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1513.0040 SAFETY.


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Subpart 1.

Training.

A person required to store, handle, transfer, transport, or otherwise work with ammonia must be trained, in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, parts 1900-1910, to understand the properties of ammonia, to become competent in safe operating practices, and to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or an emergency.


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Subp. 2.

Protective gear.

A person making, breaking, or testing an ammonia connection, transferring ammonia, or performing maintenance or repair on an ammonia system under pressure, must wear protective gloves and chemical splash goggles. A full face shield may be worn over the goggles. However, a face shield may not be worn as a substitute for goggles.


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Subp. 3.

Permanent storage installations.

Permanent storage installations must have on hand, as a minimum, the equipment listed in items A to F.

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A.

Two full face gas masks, each with one spare ammonia canister in a readily accessible location for use in ammonia concentrations less than those that pose an IDLH.


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B.

One pair of protective gauntlet-style gloves of sufficient length to allow for cuffing that are impervious to ammonia.


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C.

One pair of protective boots impervious to ammonia.


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D.

One protective slicker or protective pants and jacket, all impervious to ammonia.


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E.

An easily accessible emergency shower and a plumbed eye wash unit or in lieu of these, at least 150 gallons of clean water in an open top container.


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F.

Chemical splash goggles or chemical splash goggles with full face shield to be worn over the goggles.



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Subp. 4.

Cargo tanks.

A cargo tank transporting ammonia, except an implement of husbandry, must carry the equipment listed in items A to D.

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A.

For first aid purposes, at least five gallons (20 liters) of clean water in a container designed to provide ready access to the water for flushing any area of the body contacted by ammonia.


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B.

One pair of protective gauntlet style gloves impervious to ammonia.


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C.

A full face piece gas mask with an ammonia canister and at least one space canister.


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D.

Chemical splash goggles, or chemical splash goggles with a full face shield to be worn over the goggles.



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Subp. 5.

Cylinder and DOT portable tank installations.

At ammonia installations comprising cylinders and DOT portable tanks, the employer shall provide ready access to a supply of clean, running water for emergency use, including provision for flushing of the eyes by an employee in the event of contact with ammonia, or a self-contained eye wash unit with clean water.