Compressed Gas Cylinders - Gas Cylinders Not Properly Secured

Audit findings: Gas cylinders not properly secured

Adverse consequences(s): Falling cylinders can cause damage to lab equipment, exposure to toxic, corrosive, or flammable gases, and personal injury.

Corrective action: Compressed gas cylinders must be secured to a wall, bench mount, floor bracket or other stable fixture to prevent falling. Protective valve caps must be tightly in place when regulators are not in use.

 Many vendors provide fixtures and mounting units. Have your Department Administrator contact Facilities Management at (410) 706-7570 to have mounting fixtures installed. (Facilities Management will not provide these.)

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