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Compressed Gas Safety


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Many industrial and laboratory operations require the use of compressed gases for a variety of different operations. This course will establish the needed elements for an effective compressed gas safety program. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to identify the specific hazards associated with compressed gases, identify hazards associated with handling acetylene, hydrogen, and oxygen gases, identify cylinder marking requirements, specify the special storage, use, and handling precautions necessary in order to control the hazards, and identify transportation requirements.

Target Audience
All employees who work around and with compressed gas and compressed gas cylinders

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Compressed Gas Safety

  • identify the hazards associated with compressed gases
  • identify characteristics of physical and fire hazards
  • identify characteristics of oxygen displacement and oxygen enrichment hazards
  • identify cylinder marking requirements
  • identify proper placement of tags on gas cylinders
  • identify proper storage precautions for gas cylinders
  • identify requirements for safely transporting containers and cylinders
  • identify safe handling techniques for poison inhalation hazard materials and cryogenic gas containers
  • Course Number:
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