Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:50:51 -0500
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Subject: Re: Cryogenics face shield?
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The chemists at my facility were just using safety glasses to dispense
liquid nitrogen and have just been told they will need to switch to face
shields.  I got a few in and my favorite for comfort, quality and ease of
use is the Uvex  Bionic Shield.  The chemists involved have not come around
yet to try on the samples, so I am not sure this is the one they will

I am not surprised that I found the Uvex product to be good, another member
of this email group had recommended their googles, I consequently ordered a
pair and found them to be wonderful.  I do look forward to other responses
on this topic, there very well could be a better face shield which I
missed, and if so I would like to give it a try.

As someone who is fairly new to the safety field, I have found this email
group to be a incredible learning experience.  Thank you to everyone who

Pat Peifer
Project Manager, Safety & Training
West Pharmaceutical Services
101 Gordon Drive
Lionville, PA  19341
Phone:(610) 594-3278
Fax: (610) 594-3005

             Ralph Stuart                                                  
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A lab tech writes:
Do you have a recommendation for an appropriate face shield that people
should be using when working with LN2? I've been searching the web and it's
hard to find a specific recommendation for a face shield to be worn with
cryogenics. I don't see any guidelines on OSHA that point to any
particulars and nothing on the Cryogenic Society of America's site either.
I would appreciate your assistance.

Does anyone have any favorites they'd like to recommend?

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

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