Cryogenic Liquid PPE

EHS recommends the the following PPE for handling cryogenic liquids:

  • a full faceshield over safety glasses
  • cryogenically rated, loose-fitting gloves
    • gloves should be loose fitting so that they can be quickly removed
    • crogenic gloves are not rated for immersion into cryogenic liquids or for prolonged handling of cryogenically chilled materials 
  • long-sleeved shirt or lab coat, and pants without cuffs
  • safety shoes are recommended for people involved in the handling of containers.

Cryogenic gloves


Stanley Howell
Sr. Program Manager - Chemical Safety

Steve Elwood
Associate Director for Laboratory Safety