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Warehouse Signage

Warehouse Signage

Posted By Regan Haas
December 14, 2023 Category: Signage, Safety, Cylinders, Warehouse

Proper storage and identification of medical oxygen are essential. Companies handling oxygen distribution are required to use signage to mark different storage areas within their

Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Posted By Regan Haas
November 27, 2023 Category: Oxygen, Cylinders, Safety, Best Practices

Compressed gas cylinders, which function as pressure vessels, can become dangerous projectiles if their contents are suddenly released due to accidents or mishaps. To prevent cylinder damage and accidents, it is crucial to employ carriers, bags, or carts when handling and transporting

Medical Oxygen and No Smoking Signs

Medical Oxygen and No Smoking Signs

Posted By Regan Haas
October 11, 2023 Category: Oxygen, Safety, Signage

Smoking in proximity to medical oxygen is prohibited due to the significant risk of combustion. That is why it is important to display prominent No Smoking

Securing & Delivering Oxygen Cylinders: Best Practices

Securing  Delivering Oxygen Cylinders: Best Practices

Posted By Laura Frederick
June 27, 2023 Category: Cylinders, Oxygen, Delivery, Safety, Best Practices

This article aims to highlight the best practices for securing oxygen cylinders in delivery vehicles, emphasizing the importance of adherence to safety guidelines and

Cylinder Handling After a Natural Disaster

Cylinder Handling After a Natural Disaster

Posted By Laura Frederick
August 31, 2021 Category: Cylinder Safety, Cga, Natural Disaster, Safety

The Category 4 storm that made landfall into Louisiana Sunday afternoon is a reminder of the damage and destruction that natural disasters like hurricanes can cause our communities.  Ida’s force led to catastrophic damage from its wind, rain and powerful storm surge.   Life threatening storms like Ida can result in exposing a cylinder to a variety of hazardous conditions. These conditions can include floodwater submersion, impact from debris, exposure to foreign contaminants like mud, sewage, and oil or grease; damage from falling, etc.   The Compressed Gas Association released a safety alert that recommends the best practices for handling cylinders that have been exposed to a natural disaster like a hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake, flooding, etc.   According to CGA (Compressed Gas Association), if cylinders have been exposed to adverse conditions, you should contact emergency responders or the cylinder supplier for further instruction. Cylinders with obvious significant damage or that are leaking should only be addressed by emergency responders with HAZMAT training or the cylinder supplier.  Contact information for the cylinder supplier is listed on the label as shown in Figure 1a. If a label is not present, the cylinder neckring shown in Figure 2 can be used to identify the cylinder

Cylinder Safety Rules You Need to Know

Cylinder Safety Rules You Need to Know

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
March 22, 2021 Category: Cylinders, Gas, Compressed, Rules, Safety, Oxygen, Transporting, Storing, Regulations

Here are four regulatory rules you should follow when transporting, moving, and storing or working with compressed gas

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