Workshop Highlights Hazards Of Anhydrous Ammonia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anyone who handles anhydrous ammonia fertilizer is encouraged to attend safety training because it can be dangerous if it is mishandled.

One of the next training opportunities will be on Nov. 29 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Dan Neenan with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety says it’s important to understand the hazards of anhydrous ammonia and to use proper safety gear, especially a full-face respirator.

Neenan says anhydrous ammonia will freeze human tissue on contact and cause chemical burns.

The training costs $10. More information is available by calling 800-551-9029.