What Will I Learn?

  • Employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
  • Function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System.
  • How to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.
  • Hazard and risk assessment techniques.
  • Perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit.
  • Understand and implement decontamination procedures.
  • Understand termination procedures.
  • Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.


Ammonia is an extremely hazardous chemical that is widely used in many industries. It is corrosive to the skin, eyes, and lungs; flammable; and under certain conditions, explosive. Workers need to know how to work safely around this chemical. Workers who are exposed to ammonia regularly may even become desensitized to its irritant effects and not recognize dangerous concentrations. Don’t let your employees depend on smell for warning and train them to know what to look for. 

This course is designed to meet OSHA 192.120(q)(6)(iii) and establishes that a Hazardous Materials Technician is an individual who responds to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.

Walk Away With:

  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site.
  • Certification card through the Ammonia Safety Training Institute.
  • Certification of Completion provide by CSI Workforce Development and Training.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anyone who may be around ammonia chemicals including members of management, engineering, maintenance, refrigeration, safety, production, human resources, and security. A good cross-section can contribute greatly to the overall effectiveness of an emergency response team.

Instructor Bio

Ammonia Safety Training Institute.