When it comes to ammonia hazards, proper engineering practices and maintenance are especially important now that ammonia safety is under a national spotlight, notes design-build firm Stellar in a blog post.

In January 2021, OSHA announced it was increasing the maximum penalty for serious and other than serious citations to $13,653 and the maximum for repeat and willful violations to $136,532. This means conducting a safety audit is critical if a company has already received citations at any company facility: A repeat offense could trigger a costly willful violation.

Stellar’s refrigeration teams focus on mitigating ammonia safety risks while visiting food facilities. Here are the 17 most common issues the company has seen when it comes to ammonia safety hazards in food plants (and how to correct them).

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