A standard 250 cubic foot cylinder pressurized to 2,500 PSIG can become a rocket attaining a speed of over 30 miles per hour in a fraction of a second after venting from the broken cylinder connection.
If a cylinder is damaged, in poor condition, leaking, or the contents are unknown, contact your cylinder vendor. Have the vendor return the damaged cylinder to the manufacturer.
Wear appropriate foot protection when engaged in moving or transporting cylinders.
Sturdy shoes are a minimum.
Steel toed shoes if required by your supervisor, instructor, or department.
Proper personal protective clothing and equipment shall be worn.
Always have an appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) available and be familiar with the health, flammability and reactivity hazards for the particular gas.
When stocking shelves by hand, position the materials to be shelved slightly in front of you, so you do not have to twist when lifting and stacking materials
Visually inspect for sharp objects or other hazards before reaching into containers such as garbage cans, boxes, bags or sinks
Remove or bend nails and staples from crates before unpacking the crates
When cutting shrink wrap with a blade, always cut away from you and your co-workers
Do not try to kick objects out of pathways; push or carry them out of the way
Do not let items overhang from shelves into walkways
Move slowly when approaching blind corners
Place heavier loads on the lower or middle shelves
Remove one object at a time from shelves
Place items on shelves so that they lie flat and do not wobble