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?
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 126.96.36.199
40.5.7. Are cylinder enclosures posted as No Smoking Areas? Reference 188.8.131.52
40.5.8. Are cylinders stored in locations where their temperatures will not rise above 125° F?
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 184.108.40.206
40.5.11. When cylinders are stored indoors, are these areas ventilated to prevent accumulation of
flammable or asphyxiating gases? Reference 220.127.116.11
40.5.12. Are cryogenic cylinders fitted with only stainless steel or other suitable plumbing?
40.5.13. Do stored cylinders (either indoors or outdoors) obstruct exit routes or other traffic areas?
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