|Topic: Portable Compressed Gas Containers|
|Date Issued: March 20, 2018||Date Revised:|
[Instructor to present talk near portable compressed gas containers.]
Improperly used, transported or stored compressed gas containers can take off and explode like rockets. But fire and explosion aren’t the only hazards with compressed gas containers.
Leaking gas can make you sick and even cause coma and death.
Leaking oxygen cylinders can also create an oxygen-rich environment, which could result in accelerated fires or explosions.
Compressed gas containers are heavy and awkward to handle.
But construction would be impossible without compressed gas. So we have to know how to transport, store and use compressed gas containers safely.
First of all, learn to recognize the hazard symbol for compressed gas.
Containers must be labelled with their contents and handling instructions.
Read the WHMIS label for each of the different containers you use.
Don’t accept or use any container that’s not properly labelled.
[Instructor to review labels. Check containers on site for proper storage and use. Inspect sample container and valve system for damage, leaks, and wear.]
In New Brunswick, the law on portable compressed gas containers can be found in General Regulation 91-191 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, sections 74-79.