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Compressed Gases

Compressed Gases

Learn best practices on the use, handling, storage, and transport of compressed gases.

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1 hour
Single-seat: $49CAD

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Course Details

Format: e-Course
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English/French
License Options: Single Seat (90 days access)
Multi-seat (1 year access)

Gases are compressed to make them easier to handle and transport, and are used in industry and laboratories for a variety of different operations. These gases have their own unique physical, chemical and mechanical hazards which must be understood in order to work safely.

Learn about the hazards associated with the storage and handling of compressed gases, and how you can work with them safely using industry-proven best practices. References to legislation, standards and guidance materials are provided where appropriate. To complement this course, it is recommended that hands-on training is performed at the facility level regarding the specific use, handling and storage policies and practices used at your organization.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, uses, and legislation
  • Hazards associated with compressed gas use, handling, storage, and transport
  • General safe handling and transportation procedures
  • General storage requirements
  • Specific uses and safety considerations

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Define a compressed gas
  • Outline their uses and benefits
  • Describe legislative requirements associated with the use of compressed gases
  • Understand the hazards associated with the use, storage, handling, and transportation of compressed gas cylinders
  • Understand the proper use and selection of regulators and needle valves
  • Identify faulty regulators, lines, or cylinders (ie. Leaks)
  • Identify specific safe handling considerations for:
    • Welding, brazing, and other allied uses
    • Laboratory use
    • Use of cylinders for breathing assistance

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Target Audience

Anyone who is required to use, handle, or transport compressed gas cylinders.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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Date Modified: 2019-06-12 12:03:13