Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Lab DVD


Laboratory safety training to examine gas cylinders, their hazards and how to properly handle and store them.


Compressed gas cylinders must be handled with the utmost care. Hazardous energy can be released from improperly handled canisters or leaking cylinders can lead to asphyxiation, fire, or explosions. Since compressed gas cylinders are frequently used in many laboratories, your employees must be familiar with their hazards and how to properly work with them.

This training on handling compressed gas cylinders in the laboratory examines how gas cylinders function, the hazards that are associated with them and the need for caution when using or storing a cylinder.

Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Lab Training Course Topic Overview:

  • The four major ways to compress gases.
  • Hazards associated with compressed gases.
  • Proper storage procedures.
  • Marking and labeling cylinders.
  • Handling cylinders safely.
  • Connections and fittings.
  • Leak detection.

Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials to run a successful training class with little to no prep time, including:

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Lab Training Video developed by industry experts
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Lab training leader’s guide
  • Printable documents, including:
    • Training outline
    • Compliance Manual
    • Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
    • Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
    • Employee Quiz and Answer Key

Course Outcomes

After completing this coursework, your employees will understand the risks and hazards associated with compressed gases and how to protect themselves from their unique hazards.


Who should take this course?

Employees, supervisors, and managers who work in a laboratory setting where compressed gas is used. This training is suitable for new hire orientation, refresher training, or to train the trainer.

This program is available in English or Spanish. The DVD is available individually or as part of NSC’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series.

Additional information

Weight3.2 lbs
Dimensions15 × 15 × 3 in

English, Spanish


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