Compressed Gas Safety
Many industries use compressed gas. It is important for employees to understand the risks associated with the use of compressed gas and know the procedures for safe handling and storage of cylinders or the properties of air under compression in an HVAC system.
At the Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA), our safety consultants provide training and assessments on the proper use and storage of compressed gas for employees and employers. IEA, founded in 1984, is a health and safety consulting firm serving Minnesota and beyond. Our clients include school districts, hospitals, commercial entities and government agencies.
Compressed gas management
Our consultants help clients maintain compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations relating to compressed gas. We evaluate the ventilation systems in areas where compressed gas is used, review the canister/cylinder storage and disposal protocols, develop compressed gas safety programs and provide customized training.
The most common compressed gases are oxygen, acetylene, butane, propane, ammonia, chlorine, nitrogen and helium. However, workers can encounter a variety of other compressed gasses, all of which are hazardous because of the pressure under which they are stored. It is important for workers and managers alike to be familiar with the individual properties of any gasses used in the worksite. Our safety consultants provide this information as part of our service.
Call IEA toll–free at 800.233.9513 for information about our compressed gas safety training and consulting services.