On average, a compressed gas cylinder is pressurized to 2,200 pounds per square inch (psi) and weighs about 80 pounds. Proper storage and handling makes a cylinder safe to use, while improper storage, movement and use can cause broken bones, asphyxiation and even death.
Use this Toolbox Talk to reinforce safe storage and handling procedures for all types of compressed gasses used onsite.
Make It Personal: Review the specific types of compressed gasses used onsite as well as their storage locations. Consider having your compressed gas supplier demonstrate proper handling techniques, including what to do when valves stick.
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