Presentation on theme: "General Rules Compressed gases and cylinders must be properly stored, transported and used to prevent injury and accidents. Compressed gases and cylinders."— Presentation transcript:
General Rules Compressed gases and cylinders must be properly stored, transported and used to prevent injury and accidents. Compressed gases and cylinders must be properly stored, transported and used to prevent injury and accidents.
Inspection Regulators, cylinders and cylinder valves must be inspected regularly to ensure safe operation. Regulators, cylinders and cylinder valves must be inspected regularly to ensure safe operation.
Hazards oxygen displacement explosion & fire hazards toxic effects physical hazards of a ruptured cylinder
Hazard Controls Color coding of cylinders Cylinder inspection Employee training Properly designed storage areas Segregation of empty & full cylinders Segregation of incompatible gasses Use of correct pressure regulators
OSHA Requires… Our company to determine that compressed gas cylinders under company control are in a safe condition to the extent that this can be determined by visual inspection
OSHA Requires… Visual and other inspections must be conducted as described in the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR parts & 14 CFR part 103
OSHA Requires… Where those regulations are not applicable, visual and other inspections must be conducted in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlets C and C
Personal Protective Equipment Use safety glasses Use face shield & other required PPE for cryogenic gases Use air supplied respirators for toxic or oxygen displacing gasses
Pre-Use Safety Check regulators for damage before using Check regulator valve shut before installing on bottle Inspect all hoses before use
Safe Storage Cylinders can be damaged or corrode if not stored or handled properly. Cylinders can be damaged or corrode if not stored or handled properly. Store cylinders in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, fire- resistant area that complies with federal, state and local regulations.
Safe Storage Use chains or sturdy straps prevent tipping, falling or rolling. Firmly attach cylinders to a bench top, wall, or holding cage.
Safe Storage Don't store acetylene cylinders on their side Store empty and full cylinders in separate areas Label all cylinders EMPTY or FULL
Safe Storage Gases that may react with each other must be stored separately. Keep oxygen stored away from flammables, grease and oil products
Safe Usage Use 30 psi or less when using compressed air for cleanup Use safety glasses or face shield when handling or connecting gas cylinders
Safe Usage Do not vent flammable gases inside a building Keep cylinder valve closed and cap installed when cylinder is not in use.
Safe usage Secure bottles in upright position at work site to prevent tipping over Open bottle valves and regulators slowly Shut the cylinder valve when gas is not in use
Safe Usage Open cylinder valves slowly. Never fully open cylinder cylinder valves. Never bleed a cylinder below 25 psi.
Safe Moving Transport secured bottles with hand truck Close all valves and replace caps before moving Never roll or drag cylinders Move only one cylinder at a time
Safe Actions If a bottle valve leaks - take outdoors and slowly empty bottle Do not smoke near compressed gas bottles
Safe Actions Never rely on the color of the cylinder for identification. Never attempt to repair a cylinder or valve