A Safety Day is an 8-hour conference style presentation that is free to minimal cost and offered across the country and abroad by the generous donations of both National and Local sponsors. The content and agendas are specifically designed for the geographical area of the end-users, firefighters, and regulators. These conferences are a smart way to increase knowledge and understanding of many relevant topics that can improve safety for all involved in dealing with ammonia whether it be the operator, responder, or government.
ASTI works with the Tripod leaders to perform Safety Day and special Tripod classes. In 2010, ASTI received a Susan Harwood Grant from OSHA that resulted in starting 15 Safety Days throughout the U.S. (90% are still doing annual safety day training). ASTI Training reaches an average of 2,500 students each year. Our students include system operators, emergency responders, technical subject matter experts, governmental inspectors, managers, and leaders.
A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that uses a fictitious disaster scenario to engage participants in the disaster response process. It is discussion based and helps participants familiarize themselves with the emergency response process. TTX's encourage a connection with local industrial, first responders, and government personnel, and allows facilities to gauge their own emergency response practices.
Tabletop exercises challenge the Tripod participants to work through a simulated emergency. The Concept of Operations (CONOPS) is used during the exercise for the four stages of response. The TTX wraps up with the Termination stage which includes a debriefing and participant support to work on areas of their teaming agreement that show a need for improvement.
Reveal an Ammonia Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
Perform an Ammonia Emergency Tabletop Exercise (TTX)
The Ammonia Safety Day Coalition (ASDC) is group of associations dedicated to the safe and efficient use of Anhydrous Ammonia in the Industrial refrigeration Industry.
Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI) – How to safely mitigate and keep our people safe inside and outside of the ammonia facility. To offer Ammonia training to our fire fighters and first responders.
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) – Industrial Refrigeration safe standards in design and maintenance.
Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) -To Train refrigeration Operators and Technicians in the science and art of safe and efficient Industrial Refrigeration Operation and maintenance.
Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) – Safe Worldwide food distribution and logistics.