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Are cylinders stored upright and immobilized to prevent from being knocked over? 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

Are cylinders stored away from electrical connections, gas flames or other sources of ignition, and substances such as flammable solvents and combustible waste? CGA 3.5.1

Are storage facilities for cylinders dry, cool and well ventilated? CGA 3.3.5

Are cylinders stored away from incompatibles, excessive heat, continuous dampness or corrosives that may damage them? 29 CFR 1910.191(b) CGA 3.3.7

Is the storage area permanently posted with the names of the gases stored in the cylinders? 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

Do all compressed gas cylinders have their contents and precautionary labeling clearly marked on their exteriors? 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

Are all compressed gas cylinders stored so they do not interfere with exit paths? 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

Are cylinders always maintained at temperatures below 125 degrees F? CGA 3.1.12

Are charged full cylinders stored away from empty ones? 29 CFR 1910.101(b) CGA 3.3.4

Is the bottom of the cylinder protected from contact with the ground to prevent rusting? CGA 3.3.9

Are cylinders inspected for corrosion, cuts, gouges, bulges and damage? 29 CFR 1910.101(a)

Are cylinders moved, even a short distance, by hand truck? CGA 3.2.6

Are cylinders subjected to leak detection using an approved leak detecting liquid? 29 CFR 1910.101(a)

Are compressed gases only handled by experienced and trained personnel? CGA 3.4.1

Are employees prohibited from using compressed gases to clean clothing or work surfaces? 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

Are procedures established for when a compressed gas cylinder leak cannot be remedied by simply tightening the valve? CGA 3.1.6

The procedure should include the following:
1. Attach tag to cylinder stating it is unserviceable

2. Remove the cylinder to well ventilated out of doors location

3. If the gas is flammable or toxic, place an appropriate sign at the cylinder warning of these hazards

4. Notify the gas supplier and follow their instructions as to the return of the cylinder

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