EHS 122: Compressed Gases
To protect all ASU employees and the community from potential hazards associated with the storage, handling, and use of compressed gases
To meet applicable federal, state, and local regulations
29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910 and 1926
National Fire Protection Association Standards
Arizona State University Fire Prevention and Safety Plan
Arizona State University Compressed Gas Safety Program
All university employees, volunteers, and service providers who physically transport and make connections to compressed gas systems
All ASU-owned or leased facilities
For the purposes of this procedure the following definitions apply.
|Note:||Please also see the definitions for Gas(es) (Flammable, Toxic, and Highly Toxic) in EHS 004, “Definitions.”|
Departments and units shall require that all ASU employees and volunteers who physically transport and make connections to compressed gas systems complete training requirements identified by Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) related to the use of compressed gases and follow the requirements of the ASU Compressed Gas Safety Program, including the installation and maintenance of gas cabinets for all toxic and flammable gas cylinders. Departments and units shall ensure that the installation of compressed gases follows CPM 309–01: “Building and Remodeling Permits and Inspections” and that any service provider involved in the use of compressed gases has completed a Service Provider Acknowledgement Form.
ASU employees, including faculty, staff, researchers and part-time employee staff, are responsible for the safety and health of their employees and co-workers and must adhere to the requirements of this program. Each chair/dean/director or designee is responsible for identifying personnel within that unit affected by this policy and complying with all training and safety measures identified by the ASU Compressed Gas Safety Program and this policy.
ASU EH&S Department is responsible for compliance with this program by providing policies, programs, training, and guidelines designed to ensure that safe work practices are developed, employed, and revised as necessary.
EH&S and CPMG will monitor the installation of and use of compressed gases to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory compliance.
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