Nitrogen Safety Training – METI Nitrogen Safety Course

Nitrogen Safety Training – M.E.T.I. Nitrogen Safety Course

M.E.T.I.’s Nitrogen Safety Training gives you and your workers everything you need to know about this frequently lethal, colorless, industrial chemical.

M.E.T.I.’s Nitrogen Safety Training delivers training in nitrogen’s properties, common uses, health effects and recommended risk management & safe work practices.

Nitrogen is a fascinating element with many unique properties and uses related to fertilizer, dynamite, medical anesthetic and even car racing. It can be used to replace air and eliminate oxidation of materials. Its most important use is in creating ammonia, which in turn is used to make fertilizer and explosives. Liquid nitrogen is used as a refrigerant for very low temperatures.

Nitrogen’s potential to harm workers in or near confined spaces should never be underestimated.

Learn to safely work with nitrogen in the workplace.

Nitrogen Safety Training

Nitrogen Safety Training Key Benefits

Receive Nitrogen Safety Training from industry-experienced instructors in:

  • Nitrogen in the Environment & Workplace (Where can you find nitrogen?)
  • Transport and Filling Operations
  • Workplace Hazardous Areas
  • States of Nitrogen
  • Health Hazards
  • Hazard’s of Nitrogen’s Physical States
  • Hazard Recognition and Prevention
  • Safe Work Procedures when Working with or Around Nitrogen
  • Storing Nitrogen

Learn about the Hazards Associated with Liquid Nitrogen with M.E.T.I.’s Nitrogen Safety Training Course

Why is nitrogen gas so dangerous?
Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Any rapid release of nitrogen gas into an enclosed space can displace oxygen, and therefore represents an asphyxiation (suffocation) hazard.

When LN2 boils it produces gaseous nitrogen, which displaces oxygen from the air. This results in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, particularly if vented into a closed space, and asphyxia can result.

Cold Burns
Due to its extremely low temperature, the cold vapour and gas that are produced when LN2 boils can give rise to cold burns or frostbite upon contact with unprotected skin. Exposure may also produce discomfort in breathing and can provoke an asthma attack in susceptible individuals.

Fire in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres
LN2 can condense oxygen from the atmosphere. Liquid oxygen creates potentially flammable or explosive conditions by greatly increasing the combustibility of many materials (e.g. solvents, hydrocarbons).

Pressure Build-up/Ice Plug Formation
Due to the large expansion ratio (liquid to gas), if LN2 is evaporating within a closed system, the pressure can build up with a high risk of explosion. Ice plugs can form on the neck of narrow storage vessels if there is no relief vent, as water is readily condensed by LN2 to form ice. This will lead to pressure build up in the storage vessel.

What happens if you become in direct contact?
Direct skin contact with liquid nitrogen will eventually cause severe frostbite . This may happen almost instantly on contact, or after a second or more, depending on the form of liquid nitrogen.

What can happen if nitrogen is inhaled?
When inhaled, nitrogen begins to act as an anesthetic agent. It can cause nitrogen narcosis, a temporary semi-anesthetized state of mental impairment.

What training will this Nitrogen Safety Training Course provide?
It is important that employees know how to properly receive, transport, use, store, and safely handle compressed nitrogen gas cylinders.

Your Nitrogen Safety Ticket

Your Nitrogen Safety Ticket is provided on completion of this course.  Whether you are looking for a Nitrogen Safety Ticket, a Nitrogen Safety Certification, or completion of a Nitrogen Safety course, this is the correct course.

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a wallet-size Nitrogen Safety Ticket or Nitrogen Safety Certificate (call it what you will), that will show prospective employers that you have the credentials.

Your Nitrogen Safety Certification

Prospective employers may require confirmation of your Nitrogen Safety Certification.  We keep your records on file permanently.  Feel free to have your prospective employer contact M.E.T.I. to confirm your Certification.

Group Pricing for Nitrogen Safety Training available. Please contact us at (902) 539-9766, or send us an email at for more information.

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