General Cryogenic Work

Category: Sample preparation
Sub-category: Cryogenic work

This merit badge covers handling, safety, & storage for cryogenic work and is a pre-requisite for the sub-category Cryogenic work merit badges.

Background

Relevant training modules (to review until you can pass the knowledge quiz)

Safety

This merit badge is focused particularly on safety, and is a prerequisite for supervised practice for merit badges using cryogens.

SOPs

SOPs for cryogenic work.

SOPs for storage

NCCAT Grid storage- puck system

Relevant Safety Data Sheets:

Vendor product information

A pass/fail test

The knowledge assessment test primarily covering a safety quiz will be given and may be updated regularly. If a user has earned the merit badge and policies have been updated, then an updated information sheet would have to be reviewed ahead of doing cryogenic work at the center.

Center staff training

The workflow demonstration should be scheduled with center staff through the NCCAT User Office or your appointed user coordinator.

Supervised and unsupervised practice by the user

Center staff will assist in arranging dedicated time slots for access to the necessary equipment. Registered users will be issued scheduler accounts through the NCCAT User Office.

Two (2) separate center staff observing your proficiency at separate times

Center staff will assist in arranging dedicated time slots for access to the necessary equipment. Appointments may be made through the NCCAT User Office.

Additional information:

Recertification period

  • Merit badges for cryogenic work are valid for .
  • Recertification (to maintain active status) requires re-review of SOPs and practical demonstration with one center staff member.