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Oxygen - Safe Practices

This document provides useful information on safe practices for oxygen.

	
		

Overview

Oxygen is a hazardous material used in numerous business industries such as construction, health care, manufacturing, services, and transportation. Although considered nontoxic and environmentally safe, oxygen does not burn, but does vigorously accelerate combustion. Oxygen must never strike any oily surfaces, come in contact with greasy clothes, or other combustible materials. To avoid this harmful effect, producers and consumers should follow strict safety guidelines for storage, handling, and transporting of oxygen.

The Compressed Gas Association has several pamphlets available with information on the handling and storage of oxygen as well as other types of compressed gas. Medical grades of oxygen are subject to strict federal regulations and are for use only under the control of a licensed physician familiar with the product and its hazards. Contact the NYS Department of Education, Board of Pharmacy for information on requirements for the manufacturing, repacking, and distribution of medical compressed gas.

For information on handling, storage, training, and fire safety contact the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration office or visit their website.

A trade association is a valuable source for information, services and advice for your business. The 2 associations linked below are for reference purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement.


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