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February 25, 2010

Five Simple Steps for Compressed Gas Safety

SMG SAFETY ADVISOR
Compressed gas cylinders found at many job sites and workplaces pose three key safety hazards. First, they can cause damage or injury if they fall over or are allowed to roll. Second, their contents may be explosive, flammable, corrosive or may pose any number of hazards to nearby workers. Finally, they are pressurized, which means a detached regulator or the entire tank can become a projectile if a valve breaks off. All these events have happened - with disastrous results.

The best way to protect workers from the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders is to follow the five suggested basic safety practices outlined by the experts at Safety Management Group. Read the Five Simple Steps for Compressed Gas Safety here, then shop for gas cylinder safety signs at ComplianceSigns.com.

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