Working Safely With Compressed Gas Cylinders
Concise Length 10 min
Available for MP4 video download by purchasing a corporate or single-site license.
Safety must be a worker's number one priority when handling, using, and storing compressed gas cylinders. They present some very specific hazards that can be the source of serious injury. With the average cylinder weighing about 80 pounds, unsafe handling techniques result in thousands of sprains, strains, bruises, and broken bones each year. In addition, various contents of gas cylinders can pose additional hazards: flammable or explosive gases, substances that displace breathable air or create a toxic atmosphere, or gases that may be corrosive or toxic to the skin and eyes.
This safety training program reviews the safe work practices that can help workers prevent injuries and property damage when working with or around compressed gas cylinders. Topics include:
- Preparing to Handle Cylinders
- Safe Transportation & Handling
- Securing Cylinders
- Proper Hook Up
- Testing for Leaks
- Cylinder Storage