From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CGA Standards...
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:29:16 -0400
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I am wondering whether other academic Chemical Hygiene Officers/EHS employees/etc purchase CGA publications other than the "Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers" (P-1), which is cited in the OSHA Compressed Gas standard.

In particular, publications which (on the surface) appear they might be applicable to labs are "P-9: The Inert Gases Nitrogen, Helium, Argon", and "P-12: Safe Handling of Cryogenic Liquids" or "P-30: Portable Liquid Nitrogen Containers"

Like numerous standards that come from 'non-governmental consortia' these are expensive; unlike NFPA and some others, it doesn't appear there is 'read only' access on the web. I hesitate to purchase them due to cost, but if others have found them helpful, I'll bite the bullet..

Many thanks for your comments!
Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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