Overview & Objectives
Members of the general industry workforces may come into contact with compressed gas cylinders at their worksites. When they do, they must know how to respond in a way that’s both safe and effective. But when these cylinders are damaged, in poor condition, leaking, or contain an unknown gas, these professionals need to take extra steps to keep themselves and their entire team safe.
In this Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Awareness for General Industry Course, participants will receive intermediate-level compressed gas cylinder safety awareness training to help them target and eliminate workplace hazards.
NOTE: This course is not a substitute for any standards issued by the United States Department of Labor or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We encourage participants to supplement their learning by reviewing Title 29 in OSHA’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1910.101, 1926.350 as well as the compressed gases general requirements outlined by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA).
The top priority of any general industry worksite should be to keep its personnel safe. To this end, this 25-minute course covers the following pertinent topics:
- Compressed gas cylinder safety basics and standards
- Hazard identification
- Gas cylinder inspection, storage, and movement
- The dangers of PVC piping
- Pressure gauge reading
- Operation and handling, including appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Gas cylinder controls and post-operative considerations
- Abandoned compressed gas cylinders
- Compressed gas safety checklist and resources