02/07/2003

Spotlight on Nitrogen Asphyxiation Hazards

Though nitrogen makes up the majority of the air we breathe and is not toxic,
one shouldn't assume it's benign. Nitrogen does not support life, and when
nitrogen displaces the oxygen we breathe, it can prove very deadly. Since
nitrogen is odorless and colorless, our senses provide no protection against
nitrogen-enriched atmospheres. Good safety management practices are essential
if we are to reduce the annual toll of nitrogen-related deaths and injuries.

Therefore the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a new
safety bulletin that presents good safety practices to prevent nitrogen-related
incidents. In addition to the full safety bulletin, a one-page safety brochure
and a downloadable PowerPoint presentation on nitrogen hazards have developed.
Free copies of the bulletin, brochure and presentation are available.

Further information


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