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Updated Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training Available for Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2019

OTTAWA, ON – Farmers will be able to renew their training on the safe handling and use of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer – a key nitrogen input – with Fertilizer Canada’s newly-updated educational manual and video that provide more recent and comprehensive information.

The Anhydrous Ammonia Safety & the Farmer video and accompanying training manual provide farmers with free, important information on how to transport, handle and use the product on their fields. Anhydrous ammonia fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen used by farmers across Canada to improve crop yields, and is safe to work with when stored, transported, and handled properly. Providing our members with resources to support end-user training helps to reduce incidents. Providing training to end-users significantly reduces the opportunity for incidents to occur.

“Fertilizer Canada is committed to providing relevant training materials to ensure the safe and secure use of fertilizer at all levels of the supply chain,” said Garth Whyte, President & CEO. “Anhydrous ammonia is a highly effective fertilizer that helps farmers feed our growing population and replenish nutrients in the soil. Farmers who rely on anhydrous ammonia will now have the most up-to-date information on the safe and secure handling of the product through these updated materials.”

The safe and secure use of fertilizer products is a top priority for Fertilizer Canada. In addition to providing several training resources in the form of videos and online eLearning courses for various audiences from farmers to first responders, Fertilizer Canada and its members are certified through three Codes of Practice. Compliance with these Codes (covering anhydrous ammonia, ammonium nitrate and calcium ammonium nitrate) is mandatory for Fertilizer Canada members.

Farmers interested in getting the most up-to-date safety training can find the Anhydrous Ammonia Safety & the Farmer video and training manual for free at fertilizercanada.ca.

Download the video here.

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Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The fertilizer industry plays an essential role in Canada’s economy, contributing $23 billion annually and over 76,000 jobs. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. Please visit fertilizercanada.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kelly McCarthy
Manager, Communications
kmccarthy@fertilizercanada.ca
613-786-3035