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


PB84153915

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Nichols, E. M.
Page Count 50
Abstract A safety information profile is presented for the production, storage, and handling of cryogenic materials (Standard Industrial Classification 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
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Safety
  • Cryogenics
  • Chemical industry
  • Gases
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage
  • Materials handling
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2831
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors Radian Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
Safety Information Profile: Production, Storage and Handling of Cryogenic Materials.
Safety Information Profile: Production, Storage and Handling of Cryogenic Materials.
PB84153915

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Safety
  • Cryogenics
  • Chemical industry
  • Gases
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage
  • Materials handling
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 2831
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
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