About Us

We represent all facets of the industry; manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products. Our sphere of influence encompasses industrial, medical, and specialty gases in compressed or liquefied form, and a range of gas handling equipment.

Since 1913, the Compressed Gas Association has been dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial gas industry. More than 110 member companies worldwide work together through the committee system to create technical specifications, safety standards, and training and educational materials; to cooperate with governmental agencies in formulating responsible regulations and standards; and to promote compliance with these regulations and standards in the workplace.

The work of CGA is carried out by committees of volunteers from member companies having expertise in the particular areas targeted. Each of these committees focuses on work item projects through its subcommittees and task forces. These working groups meet regularly at CGA headquarters in Northern Virginia or at other sites around the United States and Canada. CGA's staff provides coordination and technical support.

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