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ASTM E1566

September 10, 2000

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Standard Guide for Handling Hazardous Biological Materials in Liquid Nitrogen

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2014

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  • Revision: September 10, 2000
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 2
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This guide covers recommended procedures for maintaining and handling hazardous biological materials at liquid nitrogen temperatures.

This guide covers the safety precautions recommended when handling material stored in liquid nitrogen.

This guide does not cover the maintenance and handling of hazardous biological materials maintained at cryogenic temperatures in systems other than liquid nitrogen.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.