Gas Cylinder Safety Guidelines

A. Introduction 6
Purpose and Scope 6
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 6
B. Storage 7
Requirements 7
Storage Quantity and Volume 8
C. Handling 9
Requirements 9
D. Training 11
E. General use requirements 12
Gas Cylinder Use 12
Valve and Regulator Use 12
System Construction 13
System Maintenance 14
Labeling 14
Other Requirements 15
F. Specific Hazard Classes 16
Corrosive Gases 16
Cryogenic Liquids and Gases 16
Flammable Gases 17
Fuel, High Pressure and Oxidizing Gases 18
Toxic and Highly Toxic Gases 19
G. Identification and Disposal 20
H. Leaks and Emergencies 21
Pre-Planning 21
Minor Leaks 21
Major Leaks 22
Accidents Involving Personnel Injury 22
Fire and Fire-Related Emergencies 23
Appendix I. Definitions 24
Appendix III. Cylinder Types 29
Cylinder Comparison Chart 31
Appendix IV. Valve Types 32
Non-discrimination Statement 33
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