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VIII. COMPRESSED GASES

Compressed gases used at ESF range from flammable to toxic to cryogenic.  Each can pose particular and unique problems if not handled properly.

A.  Handling and Storage

  1. All gas cylinders must be firmly secured using straps, chains, or clamps.
  2. Compressed gas cylinders must be located away from traffic areas.
  3. All cylinders must be labeled to identify contents.
  4. Transport only on approved cart or hand truck.
  5. Check all cylinders for leakage.
  6. Shut off cylinder when not in use.
  7. Store cylinders only in well ventilated areas.
  8. Label empty cylinders “EMPTY.”
  9. Use only returnable/refillable cylinders.

(See Appendix G)


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