Compressed Gas Overview

Learning objectives

  • Identify hazards associated with cylinder dispensing, control components, and contents.
  • Recall practices to safely use compressed gas cylinders and their components.
  • Identify safe methods of moving and storing compressed gas cylinders.

Course overview

The purpose of this lesson is to address the hazards inherent in compressed gas and provide best practices for using, moving, and storing compressed gas containers.

  • English
  • Mobile
Regulations
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication 2007-107
  • PHMSA— DOT, 49 CFR 173.301 - General requirements for shipment of compressed gases and other hazardous materials in cylinders, UN pressure receptacles and spherical pressure vessels.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20CFR 1910.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20CFR 1910., Subpart H, Sections, 1910.101 1910.102 1910.103 1910.104 1910.105 1910.110
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20CFR 1910, Subpart M, Section 1910.169
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20CFR 1910, Subpart Q, Sections 1910.253 and 1919.254
  • Compressed Gas Association, Pamphlet P-1 2008 Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers
  • National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 55—Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
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