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Document ID (ISN)26015
CIS number 76-2035
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gribauval G.
Title Nitrogen fertilisers
Original title Les engrais azotés. [in French]
Bibliographic information Caisse régionale d'assurance maladie du Nord de la France, 11 boulevard Vauban, 59024 Lille Cedex, France, 13 May 1975. 11p. Gratis.
Abstract Communication to the Regional Technical Committee for the Chemical Industries (Comité technique régional des industries chimiques), Lille, France. A brief review of the various production stages of ammonium nitrate (taken as an example) and citation of the French regulations applicable are followed by a study of the hazards involved and how to prevent them: equipment and controls (transmission systems, electricity); slips and falls; accidents due to being caught or dragged along by belt conveyors; bucket elevators and skips; pumps, valves, etc.; fires and explosions (typical accidents); splashes and overflow of corrosive liquids; inhalation of toxic fumes; dust. In conclusion, the communication stresses the necessity for adequate information and awareness at all levels, proper personnel training and improvement of working conditions (practical suggestions).
Descriptors (primary) fertilizers; ammonium nitrate; fertilizer industry
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; falls of persons; materials handling; France; legislation; accident descriptions; fire prevention; mechanical hazards; dust
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Chemical industry
Inorganic substances