Shields Fertilizer Co. Inc. - Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY |
SHIELDS FERTILIZER CO. INC.
Shields Fertilizer Co. is a small, locally owned and operated
fertilizer dealership that sell local farmers. We have been in business
for 70 years. We have prided ourselves as good corporate neighbors.
We are very conscious of our neighbors and neighborhoods and make
every effort to operate a clean, safe, and neat facility. The owners and
employees are all local people so we are part of the community.
Shields Fertilizer Co. holds regular safety and training
meetings and employees regularly attend association and corporate
sponsored seminars and training sessions so as to be the best trained
and informed personnel as possible. Employees are knowledge as to
what situations and materials may pose a health or environmental
problem. We have discussed emergency reponse by employees should
an accidental release occur eg. blocking storm drains with front end
loaders, which way liquids would flow, ect.
The police and fire depts. are familiar w
ith our facility and
with our worst case scenarios. We have regular "walk through" with
both depts. to keep them informed as to any changes.
We have diked all tanks to control accidental releases.
Our aqua ammonia tanks are vented into a water tank to eliminated
ammonia odor during unloading.
The worst case scenario for our location would be the
release of aqua ammonia. The liquid would be contained by a concrete
dike. The ammonia fumes would be released into the air. Two tenths of
a miles the furthest drift distance under adverse atmospheric conditions
according to RMP Comp.
The maximum amount of aqua ammonia on hand is
approximately 76 tons.
In our 70 years of operation we have never had a release of
reportable amounts. Our plant manager has been employed for over 35
years and is very knowable and every employee has been here a
mimmimem of four years, we have very little turnover of employees
who are well trained. Two employees are volunteer fireman and the fire
chief is a good cus
We feel that our employees are trained to be aware of any
potential problems and notify management immediately so correction
can be made. Clay R. Shields, Vice Pres.