From: Todd <dafydd3r**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] CGA Standards...
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:01:30 -0700
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Unfortunately the CGA also aggressively gaurds the copyright on their publications. The cost for distributing a copy without CGA's permission is $5000.  The CGA has a lot of really good publications, but does not make them readily available to nonmembers.
Todd Perkins

From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:29 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CGA Standards....


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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