Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training
All growers or grower farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or
otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, shall be certified to understand:
- Properties of ammonia
- Competent in safe operating practices
- How to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or emergency
- Personal protective equipment & first aid
- Transportation safety
Growers and grower farm operators have until April 1, 2022 to be initially certified, and must participate in refresher training every three years.
Who needs to be certified?
GROWER: Any individual who produces an agricultural commodity on property he or she owns or controls
GROWER FARM OPERATOR: An individual employed by or otherwise authorized by a grower to transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or to otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment. These individuals include grower family members, full-time and part-time hired help, and others providing anhydrous ammonia services at no fee.
*This new requirement is found in the IDOA regulations regarding anhydrous ammonia at 8 Illinois Administrate Code 215.