Yes and no. Whether you can safely stay insides during a chemical emergency or hazardous event will depend on the shelter, your environment, and the situation.
Ammonia hazards can occur during manufacture, use, and transportation. Knowing the health and safety hazards of anhydrous ammonia are vital to ERPs.
The purpose of a safe haven, blast-resistant-building, or shelter-in-place is to keep you safe. At a facility, such as a processing plant, a chemical release or blast can cause severe health effects.
A safe haven or refuge chamber is a sealed environment, in which you can take shelter during a hazardous event when evacuation is not possible.
Shelter-in-Place (SIP) is used in emergency response actions plans and refers to the process of taking refuge by staying indoors and sealing your environment.
A blast-resistant building (BRB) is a reinforced structure designed to reduce harm to personnel and equipment in an accidental or deliberate explosion.
The installation of Shelter-in-Place and Safe Havens to provide safe refuge at the site’s Ammonia Muster Points.