40.5. Compressed Gases Checklist.

40.5.1. Are only trained workers permitted to handle or use compressed gas cylinders? Reference

40.5.2. Are cylinders inspected for damage (i.e., dents, gouges, evidence of leakage or cracks) when
received and before use? Reference 40.2.1

40.5.3. Have compressed gas cylinders been hydrostatically tested within the last five (5) years?
Reference 40.2.1

40.5.4. Are compressed gas cylinders properly handled and secured? Reference 40.2.6

40.5.5. When cylinders are not in use, are they capped and secured to solid fixtures to prevent
cylinders from falling over? Reference 40.3.1

40.5.6. When cylinders are attached to a manifold, are they also secured to a solid fixture to prevent
cylinders from falling over? Reference

40.5.7. Are cylinder enclosures posted as No Smoking Areas? Reference

40.5.8. Are cylinders stored in locations where their temperatures will not rise above 125° F?
Reference 40.3.2

40.5.9. Are cylinders stored in areas where there is no danger of accidental damage? Reference

40.5.10. Have empty cylinders been plainly marked EMPTY and stored separately from full
cylinders? Reference

40.5.11. When cylinders are stored indoors, are these areas ventilated to prevent accumulation of
flammable or asphyxiating gases? Reference

40.5.12. Are cryogenic cylinders fitted with only stainless steel or other suitable plumbing?
Reference 40.3.3

40.5.13. Do stored cylinders (either indoors or outdoors) obstruct exit routes or other traffic areas?
Reference 40.3.4

40.5.14. Are oxygen cylinders stored at least 20 feet from combustible materials (i.e., oil, grease), or
near any other substance likely to cause or accelerate fire? Reference 40.3.6

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.