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Protection of Gas Cylinder Valves 

30 CFR 56.16006, 57.16006, 75.1106-3(c) and 77.208(e)

 

30 CFR §56/57.16006 Protection of gas cylinder valves
Valves on compressed gas cylinders shall be protected by covers when being transported or stored, and by a safe location when the cylinders are in use.

There is no MSHA policy for this standard.

 

30 CFR §75.1106-3 Storage of liquefied and nonliquefied compressed gas cylinders; requirements

(c) When not in use, the valves of all liquefied and nonliquefied compressed gas cylinders shall be in the closed position, and all hoses shall be removed from the cylinder.

 

There is no MSHA policy for this standard.

 

30 CFR § 77.208 Storage of materials

(e) Valves on compressed gas cylinders shall be protected by covers when being transported or stored, and by a safe location when the cylinders are in use.

MSHA policy can be found here:   77.208(e)

 

These standards require that valves on compressed gas cylinders be protected by covers when being transported or stored.  The valves are also required to be protected by a safe location when in use.

 

Other relevant MSHA standards:

56.16003 and 57.16003 Storage of hazardous materials

56.16004 and 57.16004 Containers for hazardous materials
56.16005 and 57.16005 Securing gas cylinders

Issues to Consider in Determining Compliance:

        Are valves on compressed gas cylinders protected by covers when being transported or stored?

          When in use, are valves on compressed gas cylinders in a safe location?