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 R. M. Technologies, Inc. offers specialized services such as, a line of safety equipment suitable for use with ammonia, various levels of safety training programs and assistance with required regulatory programs to assure a safe and healthful work environment.  Our commitment to these specialized services will ensure the safe storage, handling and transportation of ammonia.  


Safety Equipment (OSHA 1910.132 134)



OSHA requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment when working with or around ammonia.  


Employers are responsible for providing safety equipment to employees to protect the eyes, face, head and extremities from hazardous contact.   


This safety equipment must be kept available, accessible and properly maintained at all times.  


The protective equipment includes:  various levels of body protection, eye, face, head, hand, foot and respiratory protection.


Level D

Minimal protection used for nuisance contamination only.



Level C

Protection is worn when the concentrations and types of airborne substances are known and the criterion for air-purifying respirators is met.


Level B

The highest level of respiratory protection is necessary but lesser level of skin protection is needed

Level A

Protection is required when the greatest level of skin, respiratory and eye protection is required.  



Safety Training Programs (OSHA 1910.120 & NFPA 472)



OSHA requires all personnel working with or around hazardous materials to be adequately trained based on their job specific functions.


Awareness Level

For personnel who work around, not directly with, hazardous materials.



First responders at awareness level are expected to recognize the presence of a hazardous material, protect themselves, call for trained personnel and secure the area.


Operations Level

For personnel who work directly with hazardous materials.



Operations level responders are expected to recognize the presence of a hazardous material, protect themselves while shutting-down critical operations, if possible, while evacuating a hazardous material emergency scene, notify emergency responders, and aid in the securement of the area.


Technician Level

For personnel who have been selected to respond to hazardous material releases/spills.



Technician level responders are individuals who respond to releases for the purpose of stopping or mitigating them by trained methods such as plugging or patching.



Regulatory Programs & Training (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, EPA Clean Air Act 112(r), & OSHA 1910)


General Industry Safety Requirements



OSHA and EPA require the institution of specific safety programs to prevent the release of harmful hazardous materials, which could have devastating effects on company personnel, emergency responders, the general public and the environment.  


OSHA requires the implementation of general safety programs to prevent injury and illness to employees, therefore creating a safe work environment.


Process Safety Management (PSM)

Risk Management Plan (RMP)

General Industry OSHA Safety Programs


For questions, comments or additional information, please contact us at:


R. M. Technologies Inc.

Phone:  800-775-4280

Fax:  888-533-4884



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