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Compressed Gas Safety


Compressed gas covers a multitude of gases that are stored inside cylinders under pressure. Handling compressed gas can be dangerous due to the pressure or contents inside the cylinder tanks.



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Compressed Gas standard 1910.101 applies to the general requirements of compressed gas.

Government Requirements:

29 CFR 1910.101

29 CFR 1917.154

29 CFR 1926.65

29 CFR 1926.350

Who Needs this Training?

Workers who handle or work with compressed gas must be trained in the protection and dangers of using compressed gas. This training program must be in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.101 and must include specific information on the hazards and how to stay safe.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified

All employees who use or are exposed to the hazards presented by compressed gas must receive training associated with compressed gas. If training is not administered or other safety measures are not taken, injuries and possible fatal situations may occur.

Included Topics:

By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:

Introduction – 0:18

Topic 1: Introduction – 0:52

Topic 2: Cylinder and Gas Types – 3:05

Topic 3: Labeling and Placards – 3:00

Topic 4: Transporting Compressed Gas – 2:29

Topic 5: Handling and Storage – 3:33

Topic 6: Inspection and Disposal – 2:19

Topic 7: Personal Protective Equipment – 0:55

Summary – 0:19

Course Layout

Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration

A minimum of 25 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.


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