First Aid Management

If an ammonia spill or leak occurs, it is very important to remove the exposed person(s) to fresh air. Notify fire and company safety personnel. If the worker is contaminated with ammonia, follow these steps for decontamination prior to administering first aid:

1. If the worker is not breathing, begin artificial respiration.

2. If the worker is breathing, place him or her in a seated position or lying down with the head and upper body in an upright position. Encourage slow, deep, regular breaths. Administer oxygen as soon as possible.

3. Keep the person warm and quiet. Seek medical attention. Persons with serious symptoms may need to be hospitalized (9).

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