ASTI: TRAINING

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

The Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI) is intent on making Ammonia the safest managed hazardous material in the world. Since 1987 our highly experienced ASTI instructors have trained over 65,000 people from over 200 companies across the country.

ASTI’s trainers and board members are industry and public safety leaders who bring together hundreds of years of experience working safely with anhydrous ammonia and teaching industry users, firefighters and other first responders how to prevent and respond to ammonia leaks.

PROGRAMS

8 Hour Ammonia Refresher and First Responder/Operational Training

Refresher Training: Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of 1910.120 shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies, or shall demonstrate competency in those areas at least annually. 1910.120(q)(8)(i)

Outcomes: The 8 hour Operator course is designed to cover the skill requirements expected of an Emergency Response Operator as presented in CFR 1910.120(q). The course is designed for ammonia specific users and responders. The Operator will be trained on how to support the emergency response effort by using defensive strategies (not entering immediately dangerous to life and health atmospheres – IDLH) and support functions for the Technician Responder who would enter atmospheres greater than the IDLH of ammonia.

Training Outline for 8 Hour Course:

  • Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Understand the various identification and labeling systems & monitoring equipment used for Ammonia
  • Function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System.
  • Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.
  • Understand the Hazards, Risks, and Threats specific to your facility and perform a Hazard Analysis
  • Be able to perform control, containment, and /or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available to the Emergency Response Team
  • Perform and implement decontamination procedures
  • Perform termination procedures.
  • Perform basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.

(Pricing Available Upon Request –Student Minimums May Apply)

24 Hour Ammonia/Hazardous Material Technician Responder Training

Overview: This intensive three-day seminar is designed for all plant personnel that will respond to an ammonia release and engage an incident action plan that involves moving into IDLH -over 300 PPM.

This course meets OSHA 192.120(q)(6)(iii) and establishes that a Hazardous Materials Technician is an individual who responds to releases or potential release 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.

Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas:

  • Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Know the classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
  • Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System.
  • Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician.
  • Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.
  • Be able to perform advance 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.

Day 1: The first day of the training will focus on understanding hazards, risks, and threats. The students will be able to judge an emergency event to know the level of PPE and the limits of their potential engagement based upon the ASTI One Plan – Hazard Zone Checklist.

Day 2: The second day is dedicated on learning how to engage the emergency plan. The day will include hands-on simulations and will focus on the proper methods of engaging containment and control methods while working under the guidelines of the Incident Command System.

Day 3: Is an active and engaging role playing and scenario reviews days 1 & 2. Participantswill practice methods of donning and doffing their PPE and will play out the emergency simulations in a real-time fashion so that the limits and pre-requisite readiness requirements are clearly understood.

Comes with an interactive workbook with the most up to date information, an engaging hands on experience delivered through PowerPoint. The class is an overview of the 24 hour and serves as a Technician Refresher as mandated by OSHA 1910.120 (q).

Includes an interactive workbook, textbook with most up-to-date information, and an engaging hands-on experiences.

(Pricing Available Upon Request –Student Minimums May Apply)

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32 Hour Managing Ammonia Training

ASTI instructors have traveled across the United States and around the globe to bring safety training courses to people who work with and respond to anhydrous ammonia events. Our feature program, The One Plan, provides a unique method of preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from incidents involving ammonia and other chemicals. ASTI training courses engage students with hands-on learning techniques supported by state-of-the-art textbooks and multimedia presentations.

Who is our target audience?
You! This course is designed for the ammonia technician and for those who instruct, respond to, and manage ammonia emergency events. It’s a course for seasoned responders, trainers and managers to learn more about the challenges of handling emergency events.

In this course, we get chemical and physical characteristics of ammonia from a professor of chemistry and physics, and health effects seen from the eye of a doctor.

We will also be highlighting on the following topics:

  • Regulatory concerns presented by governmental leaders speaking as coaches rather than enforcers.
  • Case Studies including fire and major ammonia releases
  • Power of public relations and crisis communication
  • The connection between hazards, risk and threat delivered by internationally recognized speakers.
  • The power of the One Plan for emergency response
  • Full-Day of live release demonstrations with ASTI – 1 (A drone taking video from the sky)

(Pricing Available Upon Request –Student Minimums May Apply)
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The sponsorship of these industry-leading companies helps us continue our mission to make ammonia (NH3) the safest managed hazardous material in the world. We invite you to learn more about them and the benefits of becoming an ASTI sponsor. 

About ASTI

Established in 1987, the Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making ammonia (NH3) the safest managed hazardous material in the world. Bringing together leaders from industry and public safety organizations with hundreds of years of combined experience, ASTI provides safety management support through effective use of Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PMPRR) training. All courses meet OSHA standards.

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