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Laboratory Compressed Gas Safety

Learning Objectives

  • Describe compressed gases and cylinders and how they are used in the laboratory
  • Identify the most common hazards associated with compressed gas
  • Recall key safety practices regarding compressed gas
  • Identify safe methods of storing, moving, and disposing of compressed gas cylinders

Available in English

20 Minutes

Mobile Ready

The purpose of this lesson is to provide an understanding of the hazards of compressed gas and best practices for using, moving, and storing compressed gas cylinders in laboratories and makerspaces. If you use compressed gases for welding, you are required to take additional, specific training.

Course Outline
  • Introduction to Compressed Gas Hazards
  • Hazards of Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Using Compressed Gas
  • Storing, Moving, and Disposing of Cylinders
Regulations
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 20CFR 1910; Subpart H; Subpart M, and Subpart Q