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

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