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[P-22] The Responsible Management and Disposition of Compressed Gases and their Cylinders


The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of important safety and environmental issues regarding the proper handling, transportation, and disposition of cylinders and cylinder contents for the following conditions:
– cylinders containing unknown or potentially contaminated contents;
– cylinders of questionable integrity; and
– cylinders destined for decommissioning.

Never attempt to handle, transport, or dispose of problem cylinders or their contents without the assistance of specially trained and qualified personnel. Improper handling can result in serious injury or death. Potential hazards include explosions or release of contents under pressure that can be toxic, poisonous, corrosive, or highly reactive. If a problem cylinder is found, contact the supplier immediately.


Category Protection and Safe Handling     Standards & Guidelines
Keywords cylinders  |  disposal
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