Emergency Preparedness and Ammonia Refrigeration Safety

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by Process Cooling
Presented by John Sherrill

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how to properly prepare for hazards (e.g., fire, flood or ammonia release) in a facility with an ammonia refrigeration system.
  2. Identify the differences among emergency preparedness plans — emergency prefire prevention plan, evacuation plan, emergency action plan, and emergency response plan — with regard to a facility with an ammonia refrigeration system.
  3. Discuss the advantages of the different emergency preparedness plans and determine which are needed in certain scenarios.
  4. Discuss whether the number of employees affects the emergency preparedness plan that is needed and whether or not the plans need to be written.


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If your facility uses ammonia refrigeration system, are you properly prepared for any hazards you may encounter, from fire to flood to ammonia release? Emergency prefire prevention plan, evacuation plan, emergency action plan, emergency response plan — this webinar will explore which regulations require these various plans, and what should be included in each plan.

During the webinar, you will learn the answers to these questions and more:

  • What are the differences among these plans?
  • Which one — or ones — do I need?
  • Does the number of employees I have affect the plans I need?
  • Do the plans have to be written?
  • What if I have more than one location? Do I have to count all of my employees even if there are only a couple at each location?

Learn how the decisions you make about emergency response your facility will affect the plans you need to develop, and how those plans should interact with each other.

Also, this webinar will also take a brief look at who — besides your actual employees — federal regulations require you to share your plans with. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring some clarity to what your actual requirements are.

John Sherrill is a training/compliance engineer with the Wagner-Meinert Safety Services division and the Wagner-Meinert “Tex” Hildebrand Training Center, Fort Wayne, Ind. He has more than 40 years' experience in ammonia refrigeration and more than 25 years as a trainer/instructor. Wagner-Meinert LLC provides refrigeration, food process and mechanical contracting equipment, services and training. Previously, John founded and served as president and director of training at Midwest Ammonia Training Center. In this position, he developed or supervised the development of all curriculum used in this nationally recognized program. He has served as a national board member and education chairman of the Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA). He was a voting member of the Ammonia Refrigeration Training Guidelines Task Force. He is the 2003 recipient of RETA’s Guy R. King Award for excellence in refrigeration education, and he is the 2012 recipient of RETA’s Venemann Award.