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Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Gas Cylinders in Corridors

In August 2015, the Ad Hoc Safety Committee directed the EHS Office to initiate a campaign to move compressed gas cylinders out of the corridors. The EHS Coordinators and their teams were asked to:

  • Present this topic at a representative meeting before they start inspections. Modify the attached slides. (scroll down)
  • Encourage EHS representatives to use the Airgas inventory and check if there are any cylinders in their lab that can be returned. Also, check if all of the cylinders in the corridor belong to their lab. Often times, they belong to a nearby lab or to a lab that moved.
  • Download the B2P quickcards (scroll down) to verify the Airgas inventory information.
  • Educate representatives to use the webpage to request that Airgas pick up unneeded cylinder(s) when you don’t need to order cylinders. This webpage can also be used to report cylinders that have been relocated.

Guidelines for Securing Cylinders

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Gas Cylinders in Corridors

In August 2015, the Ad Hoc Safety Committee directed the EHS Office to initiate a campaign to move compressed gas cylinders out of the corridors. The EHS Coordinators and their teams were asked to:

  • Present this topic at a representative meeting before they start inspections. Modify the attached slides. (scroll down)
  • Encourage EHS representatives to use the Airgas inventory and check if there are any cylinders in their lab that can be returned. Also, check if all of the cylinders in the corridor belong to their lab. Often times, they belong to a nearby lab or to a lab that moved.
  • Download the B2P quickcards (scroll down) to verify the Airgas inventory information.
  • Educate representatives to use the webpage to request that Airgas pick up unneeded cylinder(s) when you don’t need to order cylinders. This webpage can also be used to report cylinders that have been relocated.

Guidelines for Securing Cylinders

Resources

Files