Oxygen use in the workplace

Fire and explosion hazards

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This leaflet provides guidance for anyone using oxygen gas cylinders in the workplace. It describes the hazards from using oxygen and the precautions to take when using oxygen equipment. If you are an employer, it will help with your risk assessment.

Issues covered include the causes of oxygen fires and explosions, preventing oxygen enrichment, maintenance of oxygen service equipment, and what to do when working in confined spaces.

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Updated: 2021-06-14