CGA’s April 2019 Safety Publications (New Releases & Revisions)

June 9, 2019

During April 2019, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) issued the following new and/or revised safety standards, guidelines, and position statements:

E-12 – Standard for Safety Devices Used in Gas Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes

Released: April 11, 2019 (2nd Edition)

This publication provides specifications, definitions, and performance tests for hose line safety devices for systems and equipment using fuel gases and oxygen or compressed air for welding, cutting, and allied processes. Gives users an overview of the available types of safety devices and their function.

PS-50 – CGA Position Statement on Food Gases and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Released: April 24, 2019 (2nd Edition)

This publication answers the following question:

“Do food gases in high pressure or liquid containers contain genetically modified organisms at a level exceeding the food industry generally accepted threshold maximum level of 0.9% (w/w) as identified by some government bodies, which would invoke a requirement for labeling regarding the GMO material content?”

P-54 – Guideline for Enhancing Security Culture

Released: April 24, 2019 (1st Edition)

A comprehensive security culture continuously evolves to protect company assets, manage and mitigate risks, and facilitate business objectives. Security programs should incorporate considerations beyond the traditional focus on guards, gates, and cameras. Companies should harmonize employee efforts and collaboration at all levels and across all business functions, while addressing evolving risks in domestic and global threat environments.

This publication is designed to serve in conjunction with other CGA security publications, to provide guidance for enhancing a company’s overall security culture.

CGA’s other security publications include:

CGA P-50Site Security Standard

CGA P-51Transportation Security Standard for the Compressed Gas Industry

CGA P-52Security Standard for Qualifying Customers Purchasing Compressed Gases

CGA P-53Security Code Top Screen