Compressed Gas Cylinders: Working Safely with Compressed Gas Cylinders
In today's work environment, compressed gases can be dangerous, and employees who work with them need to know how to handle them properly. This training provides the information employees need to work safely when handling and using Compressed Gas Cylinders.
Closed Captioning is included.
This course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:
• Hazard awareness
• Chemical hazards
Handling and storage
• Handling compressed gas cylinders
• Storing compressed gas cylinders
Mechanisms and fittings
• CGA fittings
• Pressure Relief Device (PRD)
• Flame arresters
• Checking for leaks
• Dealing with leaks
This course will measure mastery on each of the following performance objectives:
Know hazards associated with compressed gases or cylinders.
• Identify simple ways to be aware of compressed gas hazards.
• Identify items that cannot be relied on to recognize hazards.
• List hazards associated with compressed gases.
• Agree to never smoke around compressed gas cylinders.
Properly handle compressed gas cylinders.
• Recall the possible hazard of dragging cylinders.
• State the best way to move a cylinder.
• Identify the safety cap as the cylinder valve's protection.
• List steps to safely handle compressed gas cylinders.
Properly store compressed gas cylinders.
• Distinguish the four basic methods of storage.
• Select proper storage techniques.
• List safety precautions when storing oxidizers and flammable cylinders.
Know which types of fittings and connections are used for most cylinders.
• Explain the purpose of a regulator.
• Agree that there are specific CGA fittings for specific gases.
• Explain the purpose of a PRD.
• Define a flashback.
• Select a flame arrester as the device to prevent a flashback.
Test for leaks with a compressed gas system.
• Recall the need to check valves and fittings for leaks once cylinders are connected and systems assembled.
• Explain how to check fittings and valves for leaks.
• Describe steps to take if you suspect a leak.
• Agree to follow your facility's Emergency Plan.