CGA Offers Free End User and Industrial Safety Posters

Historically, the compressed gas industry’s products have been used in industrial, food, and medical settings where employee safety and training have long been a priority. As the industry evolves, the same products increasingly are being used in new applications by new users – including by consumers.

The safety standards published by the Compressed Gas Association consist primarily of high-level technical documents written by and for senior level engineers. CGA has now expanded our mission to include providing a broader range of users – from new industry employees to consumers – with the information they need to safely interact with our members’ products.

To that end, we’ve begun publishing a series of free safety posters targeted toward new industry personnel as well as end users.

We encourage companies to take advantage of and share these free resources, to help ensure that all those who come in contact with our industry’s products, may do so safely.

End User Safety Posters

In early 2020, we launched a new line of posters and safety campaigns for users who are new to interacting with our industry’s products, as a means of communicating basic safety information on topics such as home oxygen safety and the safe use of liquid nitrogen in food and beverage service environments.

We are using a multi-faceted approach to distribution, including publishing product-specific webpages, or “Safety Resource Centers,” with additional information and resources for each topic. Posters are available in hard copy and as electronic downloads. The latter are fully scalable, allowing users to print in multiple sizes.

Companies can also add their own contact information and branding to the posters, before distributing. In addition, the posters include a QR code, enabling viewers to quickly access supplementary information on-demand.

Electronic downloads of the posters are free.

The first two online Safety Resource Centers and related posters have been published and may be found here:

Home Oxygen Safety Resource Center

Liquid Nitrogen Safety Resource Center

Industrial Safety Posters

We have also redesigned and/or created new industrial safety posters aimed at explaining basic safety concepts to those new to handling compressed gases and related equipment.

Our series of Industrial Safety Posters provides basic safe handling information on a variety of topics (see below for a complete list of current posters). These posters can be printed and displayed wherever compressed gases are used, to provide a visual reminder of important safety practices in the workplace.

Each poster is provided as a scalable PDF file, enabling users to print the size they need. The posters are also designed for easy co-branding: companies can add your information to the “supplied by” box at the bottom of each poster, then share this valuable training resource with customers.

All posters are available in English and French.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-C

CGA SP-C – Safety Poster: Valve Protection Caps
Released: September 2018 (2nd Edition)

Depicts when valve protection caps should be removed.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-D

CGA SP-D – Safety Poster: Securing Cylinders by Nesting
Released: September 2018 (2nd Edition)

Reminds employees of good safety practices; illustrates the correct way of securing cylinders by nesting.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-E

CGA SP-E – Safety Poster: Oxygen and Oil Don’t Mix
Released: September 2018 (2nd Edition)

Cautions viewers that oxygen contact with oil, grease, or other hydrocarbon materials is dangerous.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-F

CGA SP-F – Safety Poster: The Sleeping Giant
Released: September 2018 (2nd Edition)

Portrays the potential dangers involved with compressed gas cylinders and serves as a workplace safety reminder.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-H

CGA SP-H – Safety Poster: Transfilling Cylinders
Released: September 2018 (2nd Edition)

Highlights the fact that transfilling cylinders can be dangerous and should be performed by professional gas companies.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-I

CGA SP-I – Safety Poster: Separating Incompatible Gases
Released: June 2019 (2nd Edition)

Cautions that incompatible gases shall be separated by a minimum distance or a protective barrier.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-J

CGA SP-J – Safety Poster: Proper Cart Usage for Liquid Cylinders
Released: July 2019 (1st Edition)

Advises viewers to use only properly-designed hand trucks or carts when moving liquid cylinders.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-K

CGA SP-K – Safety Poster: Wear Recommended Personal Protective Equipment
Released: July 2019 (1st Edition)

Reminds workers to wear recommended personal protective equipment (PPE), and refer to products’ Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for guidance.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-L

CGA SP-L – Safety Poster: Enclosed Spaces Can Be Unsafe
Released: July 2019 (1st Edition)

Reminds viewers of the dangers posed by enclosed spaces, while emphasizing the importance of storing and using compressed gases in well-ventilated areas.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-M

CGA SP-M – Safety Poster: Misuse of Adaptors Can Be Dangerous
Released: July 2019 (1st Edition)

Cautions viewers that misuse of adaptors can be dangerous, even fatal.

Safety Poster: CGA SP-N

CGA SP-N – Safety Poster: Plan Your Trip to Avoid a Tip
Released: July 2019 (1st Edition)

Reminds viewers that liquid containers on permanently attached wheel bases can become unstable. Workers are advised to watch for transitions in flooring and uneven surfaces, and plan trips accordingly, when moving these containers.