How to stay healthy while working in an Ammonia environment?

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How to stay healthy while working in an Ammonia environment?

Post by muthukumar » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:21 pm

As a Chemical Engineer we do have to work in hazardous environment.
So how to stay healthy and also prevent from illness while working?

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Re: How to stay healthy while working in an Ammonia environment?

Post by irsan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Keep happy under work stress and stay sincere during work :)

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Re: How to stay healthy while working in an Ammonia environment?

Post by Nightingale » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:43 am

You usually get some guidelines in every workplace environment that warns you about the dangers of that particular workplace. Just make sure you follow the guidelines and apply reason at all times and you'll be fine.

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Re: How to stay healthy while working in an Ammonia environment?

Post by Stephbaker » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Yes, the hazards of working with ammonia are huge. Training everyone is a must when handling chemicals. Chemicals should not be taken lightly. To answer your question, I do not think working with ammonia takes a toll on your health. It is not like a radioactive compound which might affect you if you were exposed to it. Ammonia is corrosive to the eyes, skin and lungs. Inhalation and acute exposure can cause many health issues like swelling and accumulation of fluids in the lungs, irritation while respiring, etc. Hence safety measures need to be taken so that you are not exposed to ammonia directly. For this, you need to wear proper safety gear while working with ammonia like a face mask, gloves, eye goggles, etc. Proper ventilation is a must and also using proper equipment for storing or while working with ammonia is important. Having a training on what can be done in case of a leak or spill is vital. Ammonia is such an important part of chemistry that we cannot discard it due to it being hazardous in nature. Hence ammonia market is moving up due to the expansion and advent of new technologies. Even ammonia price trend has been increasing as the years have been passing with the demand increasing. It has so many applications that I think everyone should have sufficient training to take precautions and to prevent accidents. With the demands increasing and the technology getting advanced, more number of applications might be developed which insists on precaution for workers.

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