Physical Hazards, con't.
To ensure that cylinders are properly used and maintained, you must do the following:
- Cylinders must be supported (chained or belted to a wall or bench) at all times
- Cylinders must be kept upright (this does not apply to lecture bottles)
- Cylinders must be capped or connected to a piece of equipment
More details concerning compressed gases can be found in the Laboratory Safety Manual
under General Safety Principles and Practices - Compressed Gases.