OSHA Ammonia Refrigeration Safety

This course is designed to assist in identifying and controlling the hazards associated with the operation and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 1 Hour

What you'll learn

  • Recognition and Control
  • Properties of Ammonia
  • Receiving and Storage
  • General Safety
  • Emergency Response

Course Description

This course presents an overview of safety information and regulations for employees who work with benzene in the state of California. The course includes an overview of benzene, a summary of benzene safety and health hazards, and a listing of benzene safe work practices, as well as the requirements for monitoring employee exposure to benzene, communicating benzene hazards to employees, and maintaining benzene-related records.

The Cal/OSHA Benzene Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Course Outline

About this course


Recognition and Control

  • Hazard Recognition
  • Worker Protection

Properties of Ammonia

  • Keeping Ammonia Pure
  • Physical Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Health Effects

Receiving and Storage

  • Ammonia Receiving Operations
  • Loading and Unloading Operations
  • Standard Shutdown Operations
  • Storage of Ammonia in Vessels
  • Hoses

General Safety

  • Personal Protective Equipment

Emergency Response

  • Emergency Action Plan
  • First Aid


Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.119(g)(1): Each employee presently involved in operating a process, and each employee before being involved in operating a newly assigned process, shall be trained in an overview of the process and in the operating procedures.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

The length of time for which the training is valid is determined by OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.119(g)(ii)(2):

Refresher training shall be provided at least every three years, and more often if necessary, to each employee involved in operating a process to assure that the employee understands and adheres to the current operating procedures of the process. The employer, in consultation with the employees involved in operating the process, shall determine the appropriate frequency of refresher training.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.119 Ammonia Refrigeration Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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