CO2Meter, Inc. has long been recognised as a leader in providing CO2 safety resources and gas detection solutions, worldwide. With the increased demand for dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) to store the Covid-19 vaccine, it comes as no surprise that CO2Meter took the lead in establishing standards for dry ice safety too.
Dry ice has become a hot topic because of the cold temperatures needed needed to transport and store some Covid-19 vaccines as well as increased demand for food production and shipping. One of the key elements that producers and users of dry ice fail to recognize are the dangers associated with the substance and the importance of safety protocols and devices.
Industry professionals know about and mitigated for the potential safety hazards of dry ice for years. However, the massive growth in the demand for dry ice to protect vaccines and supply the food production and shipping markets has meant that untrained employees are having to handle the dry ice with little to no training for the hazards of sublimation or the effects of handling without proper PPE. CO2 is an odourless, colourless, and tasteless gas that can leave humans incapacitated or can be lethal in just seconds.
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