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Chlorine and Ammonia Handling and Response Training

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Dates: March 19-20, 2020
Location: 90 O’Leary Avenue, Suite 207
Cost: NEIA Members – $495 +HST / Non-Members – $575 +HST

Chlorine and Ammonia are used every day throughout Newfoundland and Labrador whether in the maintenance of our water and wastewater treatment technologies or the refrigeration systems in recreational facilities. Both are extremely dangerous chemicals, and thus great care must be taken to ensure proper handling.

This two-day program has been developed to expand on the existing knowledge base of staff in the areas of chemical handling and storage practices as well as response to leaking containers in a first response capacity.


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This is a customized training program, however, it does follow the standards, basic tenants and specific best practice and procedures, as set out by the Chlorine Institute of America. Additionally, the program will utilize relevant information from the NFPA 472 Operations level training, the CSA Z1006 standard for Confined Space and the applicable CSA standards for supporting systems and processes in such areas as gas detection and respiratory protection.

Due to the nature of the facilities where we find these chemicals, this program will incorporate into the training specific material relating to the needs of those personnel dealing with Carbon Monoxide (CO), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), personal gas detection systems, and use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

The training facilitators are recognized as international experts in the management, response, and remediation of all classes of dangerous goods, with decades spent in the field. This program has been designed to provide the following through a combination of classroom and practical exercises:

  • An overview to the chemical and physical properties of CL, NH3, CO and SO2 and associated hazards of exposure.
  • Leak detection, air monitoring.
  • Personnel Protective Equipment.
  • Container handling practices.
  • Response procedures including decontamination procedures.
  • Hands-on practical component involving capping kits, gas detection systems, SCBAs and use of our “Leak Tree” system.

Except where specified, all equipment required for the services shall be provided. Client equipment can be included in the training program but must be approved prior to course start. PPE not relating to the training for participants is the responsibility of the Client or the participants, and must be in suitable condition and approved prior to use.

Adding to this inventory, and supplied by SWSI, will be additional SCBAs, Level A training suits, and hand held meters. Quantities and type of this equipment will be at the discretion of the training facilitators once final inventories of total materials can be confirmed.

SWSI will, depending on the course designed for attendees, issue training specific certificates in:

  • Chlorine Handling & Response
  • Ammonia Handling & Response
  • Use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Gas Detection and Personnel Monitors
  • Safety in CO and SO2 Work Environments

About Safe Work Solutions Inc.

Safe Work Solutions Inc. (SWSI) is a consulting and training company focused on safe work practices and the practical application of those practices. Core training and consulting areas include: Hazardous Materials, Confined Space, Work at Height, and Environmental Response and remediation . Additional services include: Emergency Planning, Respiratory Protection, Gas Detection and Chemical Specific Training.

SWSI’s experience in remedial operations extends across all industry sectors and ranges in scope from oil spills to train derailments, chemical plant rehabilitation, abandoned chemical waste sites and industrial complex remediation.

We use a vertically integrated approach with a focus on people and problem solving, all whilst adhering to internationally recognized standards such as Canadian Standards Association (CSA), A merican National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety & Health Association (OHSA), American Congress of Governmental Indus trial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the International Standards Organization (ISO).

From this experience, SWSI has been able to develop specialized training with real world application, to deliver some of the most comprehensive safe work systems and processes to industry and government. All of our work is geared to the end user and is based on the mindset of concise and practical solutions with ease of implementation at the field level.

Our abilities have allowed us to provide our standards based or customized programs in seven countries on three continents. Having trained in excess of 150,000 people globally, we are confident that we can find the solutions that can be used where it is needed most. To learn more about SWSI, click here.

About Your Facilitator

W. Jeffrey Daniels
Industrial Safety Specialist / Instructor

♦ 30 years of knowledge and experience in contracting, environmental, and occupational health and safety.

♦ Executed consulting and contracting projects, encompassing residential, commercial and industrial projects, with significant experience working in remote locations. Core experience has been in the emergency response to dangerous goods and environmental site remediation.

♦ Extensive experience as a training facilitator specializing in work at height, confined space and hazardous materials, with training experience in North America, South America, the Caribbean and over 10,000 workers trained.

♦ International trainer in safety and chemical waste systems with experience in developing specialized training and onsite practical exercises geared to the end user, based on the mindset of concise and practical solutions with ease of implementation at the field level.


Contact Kieran Hanley at


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