Gasses Under Pressure
What are the risks of compressed gases?
Gases can be toxic, flammable, corrosive or inert which poses risk of many possible hazards such as fire, asphyxiation, chemical burns or poisoning. These gases are also under high pressure which if handled improperly can be propelled or whipped around causing potential harm.
What do I do when handling compressed gases?
How do I properly store compressed gases?
- Make sure all containers are properly labeled before storage
- Use racks, straps or chains to secure the containers upright
- Store in a area that will not be heated by sunlight, radiators, machines or anything else that may release heat
- Never carry or walk cylinders by hand
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