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You can download a copy of the PPE Requirements here


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements For Chemical Truck Drivers


The safety of each carrier and their drivers is a very high priority to Koch Fertilizer, LLC. Since we continue to see drivers arriving at our facilities unfamiliar with our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy, we are again sending each carrier a reminder of this policy and expectations for proper PPE use. We realize that many carriers hire owner/operators, so it is imperative for each carrier to communicate these expectations to each of their drivers prior to arrival at one of our facilities.

Please download a copy of the PPE Requirement by selecting the link above for more detailed information. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact any Koch Fertilizer, LLC facility.



Anhydrous Ammonia


Anytime a driver exits the cab of the truck to load or unload ammonia inside any of our facilities, the following must be worn.


  •      •  Full face air purifying Respirator (APR) must be worn during anhydrous truck connection
             and disconnection operations
  •      •  Long Pants (No shorts)
  •      •  Sleeved shirt (short or long sleeves are acceptable)
  •      •  Protective footwear complying with ASTM F2413-11standard (e.g. safety toed shoes)
  •      •  Hard hat with full face shield: Hard hat must comply with ANSI Z89.1 and the face shield must be in
             the down position when hooking/unhooking hoses and around any active loading equipment.
  •      •  Chemical goggles: goggle must comply with ANSI Z87.1. A full face respirator with ammonia
             cartridges can be worn in lieu of goggles and face shield.

Note
Goggle models that include goggles and face shield that are a single unit (i.e. attached and designed to function together) are not allowed.

  •      •  Chemical resistant gloves
  •              •  Gloves should be worn so that no skin is exposed between gloves and outer garment.
  •      •  Chemical resistant outer garment such as one of the following:
  •              •  Knee length chemical resistant rain coat with dual closure system such as zipper and buttons or
                     zipper and Velcro®.
  •              •  Chemical resistant bibs and jacket with dual closure system.


Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN) and Other Liquid Products such as Ammonium Thiosulfate and Ammonia Polyphosphate


Anytime a driver exits the cab of the truck to load or unload UAN or other non-hazardous liquid products inside any of our facilities, the following must be worn.


  •      •  Long Pants (No shorts)
  •      •  Sleeved shirt (short or long sleeves are acceptable)
  •      •  Protective footwear complying with ASTM F2413-11standard (e.g. safety toed shoes)
  •      •  Hard hat: Hard hat must comply with ANSI Z89.1
  •      •  Chemical goggles: goggle must comply with ANSI Z87.1
  •      •  Chemical resistant gloves
  •              •  Gloves should be worn so that no skin is exposed between gloves and outer garment.
  •      •  Chemical resistant outer garment when bottom loading such as one of the following:
  •              •  Knee length chemical resistant rain coat with dual closure system such as zipper and buttons or
                     zipper and Velcro®.
  •              •  Chemical resistant bibs and jacket with dual closure system.

Special Note: At liquid only terminals where self-loading is not offered, if the driver wants to get out of the truck and walk to the office or parking lot, PPE is not required. If he/she wants to get out and stay in the process area, he/she will be required to wear appropriate PPE including hardhat, safety glasses, and leather footwear.



Dry Fertilizers such as Urea, Phosphates and Potash


Anytime a driver exits the cab of the truck inside any of our facilities in the loading area to check or secure your dry fertilizer load, the following must be worn.


  •      •  Long Pants (No shorts)
  •      •  Sleeved shirt (short or long sleeves are acceptable)
  •      •  Safety glasses or chemical goggles: glasses or goggles must comply with ANSI Z87.1
  •      •  Footwear (leather) - safety footwear for loading Dry Fertilizers is not required, but leather footwear with
             defined heel is required.


 
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