Gas Cylinders & Compressed Gases Safety Manual Program
Cylinders must be equipped with the correct regulators. Regulators and cylinder valves should be inspected for grease, oil, dirt and solvents. Only tools provided by the supplier should be used to open and close cylinder valves.
Never force or modify connections.
Only regulators and gauges shall be used within their designated ratings.
The use of a pressure-reducing regulator is required at the cylinder, unless the total system is designed for the maximum cylinder pressure.
Valves must be closed when cylinders are not in use.
Cylinders shall not be used as rollers or supports.
Cylinders shall not be placed where they can come in contact with electrical circuits.
Cylinders must be protected from sparks, slag or flame from welding, burning or cutting operations.
Empty cylinders must be returned to designated storage areas as soon as possible after use.