This article was originally featured on Food Quality & Safety

Handling coolants like those used in air conditioners, food refrigeration, and other systems can be a complex challenge. Workers specifically involved in the cold food supply chain industry must understand how to safely handle and store these dangerous chemicals, including those designated as A2L refrigerants.

New international agreements related to acceptable refrigerants have emerged due to recent regulatory changes to minimize ozone depletion and global warming. As companies phase out older refrigerants, they face new challenges and hazards from the replacement chemicals. For those working in the refrigeration and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industries, building awareness of these hazards and developing best practices for their use and storage must be a priority. READ MORE