OSHA has tips for safely handling cryogens and dry ice used in storing COVID-19 vaccines

WOBO members and fellow professionals assisting in the vaccine process should review this document

OSHA has a tips for safely handling cryogens and dry ice used in storing COVID-19 vaccines.

Cryogens and Dry Ice
Cryogens are substances used to produce very low
temperatures [below -153°C (-243°F)], such as liquid
nitrogen (LN2) which has a boiling point of -196°C
(-321°F), that are commonly used in laboratories.
Although not a cryogen, solid carbon dioxide or dry
ice which converts directly to carbon dioxide gas at
-78°C (-109°F) is also often used in laboratories.
Cryogens, as well as dry ice, can be hazardous to workers if not handled properly.

Review the general precautions within the OSHA guidance.

OSHA_dry_ice guidance

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