Liquid Nitrogen Safety
Define liquid nitrogen and give examples of how it is used in a laboratory environment
Describe some hazards associated with liquid nitrogen
Describe safe handling procedures for using and transporting liquid nitrogen
Identify the types of liquid nitrogen containers and their components
Identify potential issues involving liquid nitrogen containers and recall recommended troubleshooting procedures
Recall the actions to take in case of a spill or health emergency involving liquid nitrogen
This lesson will provide you with awareness training for the hazards associated with liquid nitrogen and provide best practices for using, moving, and storing liquid nitrogen dewars in laboratory and makerspace environments.
What Is Liquid Nitrogen?
Safe Handling of Liquid Nitrogen
Liquid Nitrogen Containers
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“Liquid Nitrogen Safety.” Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, engineering.dartmouth.edu/microeng/ln2.html
“Safe Handling and Use of Liquid Nitrogen.” U.S. Department of Agriculture, www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80000000/SafetyHealthandEnvironmentalTraining/LiquidNitrogen-Geneva.ppt
“Nitrogen (Liquified).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 1, 2014, www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/nen
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