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Industry Safety Days And Workshops 2017 Schedule



Sacramento Safety Day


April 25, 2017


The Sunshine Event Center

9360 Elk Grove - Florin Rd

Elk Grove, CA 95624


*Register today for this FREE event*


Agenda topics will include:

  • Hazard Analysis Quick Guide for emergency responders

  • Life Safety Plan for safe evacuation and rapid entry rescue

  • Setting Isolation and Protective Action Zones Dealing with downwind receptors

  • Health and emergency medical – proper decontamination

  • Valve and piping problems that leads to emergency events

  • Dealing with high pressure system circumstances

  • Mastering the emergency shut-down procedure

  • Ammonia demonstrations by ASTI and Airgas

  • Building readiness to engage the Hazmat Tech team

  • Integrating with public safety responders Presentation by Fire Service, EPA, OSHA

Organizers and speakers volunteer their time; sponsors and exhibitors pay the cost of food, facilities, and materials. This allows us to put on the Safety Day for free.


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29th Annual LA CA #2 & Inland Empire Chapters

Ammonia Refrigeration Safety Day


April 28, 2017


Holiday Inn

7000 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620


*FREE Admission to the First 200 Registered Attendees*


We are organizing an exciting line-up this year, and a new venue!  Tentative speakers include the Chemical Safety Board, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation.  Please see the forms below for sponsorship, attendance, and general information.  


Attendee Form - For attendees and sponsors who may send attendees.

Sponsor Letter - Detailed information regarding sponsorship opportunities and pricing.

Sponsor Form - Please complete this form to sponsor tables and items for the conference.

Location Information - Information on location of the conference and "RETA" rate for the hotel.


2017 Agenda - Coming soon!



Dallas/Ft. Worth Ammonia Refrigeration Regional Conference


May 2-3, 2017


Irving Convention Center

500 W Colinas Blvd

Irving, TX 75039


For the nominal registration investment of $50 per person attendees may take advantage of this education-packed two-day event. Highlights of the 2017 Regional Conference include:

  • 24,000 sq ft exhibit hall showcasing industry manufacturers, service providers and contractors. The show hall has dedicated hours each day.
  • Nationally acclaimed faculty presenting more than 25 technical sessions and workshops
      - Keynote address: Cyber and Infrastructure Protection presented by the Department of Homeland Security
      - Concurrent technical sessions
      - Hands-on workshops
      - Live ammonia release demonstration
      - Manufacturer-specific workshops
      - Compressor tear-down workshops
      - Plate heat exchanger workshops
      - General sessions
  • Food and beverage consideration including continental breakfast, boxed lunches, breaks and a reception on Tuesday evening





Concord NH Ammonia Safety Day


May 9, 2017


NH Fire Academy

98 Smokey Bear Blvd

Concord, NH 03305


*FREE Admission - lunch included*

Registration: 7:30am- 8:00am

Time: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Who Should Attend? Ammonia End-Users, Public Safety & Emergency Responders, Chemical Manufacturers and Suppliers

Training Topics:

  • Understanding hazards of Ammonia
  • C-A-N Report and initial response life safety management
  • Risks and threats of industrial refrigeration hazard zones
  • Objectives of industrial refrigeration emergency shutdown
  • Rapid entry rescue, decontamination, and medical treatment
  • Command and control expectations
  • Containment options - use of the fan and tarp evolutions
  • Command team awareness of potential catastrophic threat
  • Dealing with downwind and downstream receptors
  • The transition of command to the Hazmat Tech. Team
  • Use of checklists, playbooks and reference guides
  • Review of a fire department SOP and teaming agreement

Organizers and speakers volunteer their time; sponsors and exhibitors pay the cost of food, facilities, and materials. This allows us to put on the Safety Day for free.



24th Annual Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day


May 25, 2017


Salinas Sports Complex

1034 N. Main St

Salinas, CA 93906



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Kansas City 9th Annual Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day


June 01, 2017


Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave

Kansas City, KS 66112


$35 per Attendee


This event is designed for continual growth and new topics each year.  If you are in operations, safety, compliance, supervisor, technicians, mechanic, or manager this event is for you.  If interested in sponsoring please contact us, have available breakfast sponsorship, lunch sponsorships, and general sponsors.

Topics covered for 2017:

  • Screw Compression and Oil Separation
  • Non-Condensable gasses and Purgers
  • OSHA Update
  • EPA Update
  • Mechanical Integrity and Non-Destructive Testing Techniques (NDT)
  • Ammonis Safety

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Lanier Tech & RETA Atlanta Chapter

ASTI Ammonia Safety Day


August 18, 2017

Lanier Technical College

2990 Landrum Education Dr

Building 300

Oakwood, GA 30566


$20 General Admission

OSHA, EPA, Police, Fire Personnel FREE


We have an agenda that has a strong vision for developing a higher-functioning team relationship between industry, public safety, and governmental planners/regulators. The overall message for the agenda will be focused on preventing accidents and emergency events by “preventing them ALL, or stopping them SMALL!”


Attendees will Receive a Certificate from ASTI for 8hrs of Ammonia Safety Training.





2017 RETA National Regional Conference


September 26-29, 2017


Hershey Lodge

325 University Dr

Hershey, PA 17033


Topics and Hands-On - We are taking this to heart by offering attendees a truly robust program full of a variety of topics, including Technical Sessions in the areas of Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations. Hands-On sessions will also be available, as well as Manufacturer Specific Sessions.

Certification and Training - Attendance accrues RETA professional development hours (PDH) applicable to maintaining RETA certification. Earn up to 15 RETA PDH from the Conference program or up to 28 RETA PDH with a combination of the Refrigeration Review Course and Conference program. RETA PDH may be applied toward CIRO, CARO, CRES and RAI certification maintenance.

Exhibitors, Guest Programs and more - Besides educational tracks and the review and certification program, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and exchange information, meet vendors in the field through the exhibition & Hot Point Tracks, and attend events like the RETA Business Lunch, Rumble, & Awards Banquet.


Please check back soon for further details



Click here for Information specific to ASTI Safety Days

    Ammonia Safety Day Goals - Participants Will:

    • Understand the properties of ammonia
    • Understand the threats, hazards and managing risks of ammonia
    • Learn operating and maintenance techniques
    • Learn practical steps to prevent injury when working on an ammonia system
    • Meet the local emergency responders and enforcement personnel that regulate the industry
    • Make new friends
    • Find new resources

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      12th Annual Yuma Area Ammonia Safety Day 


      February 11, 2016


      Yuma Civic Auditorium

      1440 W Desert Hills Dr

      Yuma, AZ 85365


      Ammonia is a vital chemical to our modern lives - come learn to respect this chemical, and to appreciate it 



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