Dry Ice Safety
Dry ice should always be handled with care and used in accordance to the material safety data sheet recommendations.
One must always take proper safety precautions when handling, storing or transporting dry ice and always keep it out of reach of children.
DRY ICE (CO2)
SOLIDIFIED CARBON DIOXIDE
• The temperature of dry ice is -109.3 °F (-78.5 °C)
• Severe cold burns will occur within seconds of direct contact
• Avoid contact with skin and eyes!
• Do not eat or taste dry ice
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
DO NOT SEAL IN GLASS OR OTHER TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINERS
• This could result in bursting or exploding from overpressurization.
• Liberates CO2 vapor that is heavier than air.
• CO2 vapor tends to migrate to lower elevations and to accumulate in confined areas. C02
vapors must be removed at the floor level of rooms or other enclosures to prevent
• Do not enter areas where dry ice is used or stored until properly ventilated.
USE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
• Heavy gloves, safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hat, and protective clothing should be
used when handling dry ice.
CARRIERS MUST BE NOTIFIED
If you are shipping dry ice products, you must notify the carrier and affix a warning label(s)