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Proper protective gloves needed for anhydrous ammoniaPosted on 06/08/2010
People who come into contact with anhydrous ammonia will need to ensure that they are adopting the right personal protective equipment, including safety gloves, an expert has suggested.
Writing in an article published by the Pratt Tribune, John Schlageck has pointed out a variety of issues that need to be taken into account before anhydrous ammonia is adopted.
Rubber protective gloves and safety goggles are both advocated by the writer in his article.
He commented: 'No-one should ever handle anhydrous ammonia without proper-fitting goggles and rubber gloves with the cuffs turned back so anhydrous doesn't run down your sleeve when you raise your arms.'
Water will be required if parts of people's bodies are negatively affected by anhydrous ammonia, he continued in his piece.
When it comes to personal safety in the UK, the Health and Safety Executive is the organisation which aims to ensure that the country's employees are protected in their places of work.
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