Stellar Publishes E-Book on Process Safety Management (PSM) Training for Ammonia Refrigeration

Resource outlines keys to an OSHA-compliant PSM training program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 3, 2022) — Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has published a new e-book about the critical elements of a process safety management (PSM) training program for facilities operating an ammonia refrigeration system.

The e-book, titled “7 Keys to a Compliant PSM Training Program for Ammonia Refrigeration,” outlines important questions a facility’s program should address and questions that trained plant personnel should be able to answer. Topics covered include:

  • Safety hazards and health considerations

  • Emergency shutdown procedures

  • Addressing deviations from system operating limits

  • Risks and costs of non-compliance with regulatory standards

“Unfortunately, ammonia leaks make the headlines too often,” said Ken Philo, Director of PSM Compliance at Stellar. “Industrial ammonia refrigeration is a matter of public safety, and facility owners are responsible for ensuring compliance training on their systems. However, some priorities may have taken a backseat these past two years, possibly leaving some plants unsure if their training even meets OSHA’s latest standards — and that can be costly on a number of levels.”

Stellar has unparalleled background and expertise in ammonia refrigeration, serving as a single-source solution for compliance with leading regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The company’s NH360 PSM software removes the ambiguity and uncertainty about compliance with real-time access to industry-leading PSM resources.

The new e-book, “7 Keys to a Compliant PSM Training Program for Ammonia Refrigeration,” is available to download for free on Stellar’s website.

About Stellar

Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction, refrigeration and mechanical services firm that provides the industry’s most comprehensive range of self-performed services, including planning, design, pre-construction, construction, refrigeration, mechanical and utility, building envelope, and total operations and maintenance services. More than 800 Stellar employees worldwide design, build and maintain award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters, Stellar operates support locations and offices throughout the United States. Stellar also serves Central and South America, Europe and India. For more information, visit

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