OSHA Launches Program to Address Ammonium Hazards



Agricultural workers face a variety of risks when it comes to handling chemicals and pesticides used in farming.

AOSHA has launched a new regional program to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) and agricultural anhydrous ammonium.

“This program is an enforcement tool to emphasize the obligations under existing OSHA standards,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille in Kansas City, Mo. in a statement. “The 90-day outreach period is an opportunity for employers to proactively seek compliance assistance to ensure they are adequately protecting workers.”

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