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Fertilizer Groups Developing Pro Active Safety Plan

Fertilizer Groups Developing Pro Active Safety Plan

 

Two major agricultural and fertilizer industry groups are developing a fertilizer code of practice as a proactive safety plan.  That’s in response to the explosion at a West Texas fertilizer company that killed 14 people and injured more than 200 others. The Fertilizer Institute and Ag Retailers Association are working on the plan. TFI’s Kathy Mathers says the goal of the initiative is to create a transparent inspection and auditing system that’s simple and efficient and improves safety.

Mathers says a major part of the initiative will include handling of ammonium nitrate as well as anhydrous ammonia.

She says it’ll take several months to a year to complete the process. She adds they hope to come up with a comprehensive collection of regulatory requirements and industry best management practices.

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