Cryogenic Protective Gear
Working with cryogenic hazards such as handling sub-zero liquid gasses, extreme cold temperatures in industries such as food processing, research medical lab and clinics and other industrial settings requires cryogenic PPE.
Without the use of cryogenic gloves and other cryogenic protective clothing like aprons, handling products using those liquids and at dangerously cold temperatures can cause burns injuries similar to a thermal burn. Using specialized tools helps to reduce contact with products and liquids at these sub-zero temperatures, but doesn’t provide full safety. Gloves, especially when working with cryogenic liquids, are the best way to avoid hand injuries in extreme cold temperatures.
Not all cryogenic gloves and other PPE guarantee protection from immersion in liquids such as nitrogen, so it’s important to check which gloves and other protection each cryogenic PPE provides. Waterproof cryogenic gloves provide splash protection against liquids.
All cryogenic gloves are recommended to be looser fitting so that if liquids fall inside of them, they can be removed quickly.
Protection from extreme cold temperatures, liquids and gasses aren’t the only hazards faced by anyone working with cryogenic materials. Gases like methane and hydrogen gasses are extremely flammable, so FR clothing that is self-extinguishing, including base layers and coats in these labs can provide warmth as the labs working in cryogenics can get cold, and have FR protection for hazards with these gasses.
National Safety Apparel first made its mark with USA made thermal PPE and has since expanded into FR clothing as well as cryogenic protective clothing including gloves and aprons that medical, lab and industrial workers handling cryogenic materials need to stay safe on the job.