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Safety Information Profile: Production, Storage and Handling of Cryogenic Materials.

Authors
Nichols-EM
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr:.21 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091572
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for the production, storage, and handling of cryogenic materials (SIC-2831). The generally automated processes used for these materials are described. Potential safety and health hazards are reviewed, especially fire and explosion hazards and those from exposure to toxic vapors and frostbite. Existing hazard controls are listed. Accident and illness data are tabulated. Industry trends are mentioned and existing standards are discussed. Names and addresses of industry associations, unions, and other interested parties are provided. It is concluded that injury rates for workers primarily engaged in the production and bulk storage of cryogens is low when compared to rates of other industrial classifications. Readily available data are inadequate to judge the injury experience related to transportation and handling of cryogens. It is recommended that existing association guidelines and more comprehensive regulations for the industry be adopted by the federal government.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Biological-products; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards;
Publication Date
19790401
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-153915
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR;
SIC Code
2831;
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH
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