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PDFWAC 296-826-20020


(1) You must make sure only trained personnel designated to respond if a leak occurs in an ammonia system do all of the following:
(a) Evacuate affected personnel to noncontaminated areas.
(b) Shut off appropriate valves.
(c) Put on all of the following PPE in concentrated ammonia atmospheres and in unknown concentrations of ammonia:
(i) Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA);
(ii) A plastic or rubber suit;
(iii) Gauntlet-type plastic or rubber gloves.
(2) You must make sure a physician treats all employees with eye injuries caused by liquid ammonia. In addition:
(a) Immediately flush liquid ammonia from skin or eyes continuously for a minimum of fifteen minutes using water or eye wash solutions as required by the safety and health core rules; First aid, WAC 296-800-150.
(b) Do not use neutralizing solutions or ointments on affected areas.
Drivers unable to stop a leak during transport should:
1. Move the vehicle to an isolated area.
2. Use the current Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook to establish safe distances to isolate a leaking tank from the driver and the public.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-826-20020, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 06-10-067, § 296-826-20020, filed 5/2/06, effective 9/1/06.]
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