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September 6, 2013

Chemical Advisory on Ammonium Nitrate Issued by OSHA, EPA and ATF

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a Chemical Advisory that provides information on the hazards associated with solid ammonium nitrate storage, handling and managementThis advisory contains information on:
  • Recent and past accidents involving AMMONIUM NITRATE (AN)
  • AN hazards
  • How to manage AN hazards
  • Appropriate steps for community emergency planning and proper emergency response.
It is focused primarily on safe handling and storage of higher density, solid AN used in fertilizers. 

The advisory includes a list of information resources, including relevant codes and standards, industry publications and applicable statutes and regulations that will help first responders and facilities handling AN better understand the hazards so they can effectively manage the risks.

1 comment:

  1. If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.