SUBJECT: OXYGEN/COMBUSTIBLE GAS STORAGE REFERENCE #7304
DEPARTMENT: DURABLE & HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OF: 1
APPROVED BY: REVISED:
To ensure that oxygen and other combustible gas cylinders are stored in a safe manner
within the company’s physical plant in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and
To maintain workplace safety.
Oxygen cylinders are stored in the warehouse on a concrete floor in an isolated and
protected area in a manner to prevent accidental damage or dislocation.
The oxygen cylinder storage area is locked at all times and accessible only to authorized
The storage area is clearly marked with “No Smoking” and “Oxygen/Combustible Gas”.
Full tanks are segregated from empty tanks and are clearly marked as such.
All oxygen/combustible gas cylinders are stored either in racks, or are chained in place to
the wall at least three (3) feet apart.
All cylinders are clearly labeled with the contents.
Cylinder valve protection caps on large cylinders shall be securely in place until the cylinder
is connected for use.
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