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Compressed Gas and Equipment

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Standards

Compressed gas and equipment is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to compressed gas and equipment.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart H – Hazardous Materials 1910.101, Compressed gases (general requirements)
1910.102, Acetylene
1910.103, Hydrogen
1910.104, Oxygen
1910.105, Nitrous oxide
Subpart M – Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment 1910.169, Air receivers
Subpart Q – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing 1910.253, Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting
1910.254, Arc welding and cutting
Subpart T – Commercial Diving Operations 1910.430, Equipment
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Related Information
1915 Subpart D – Welding, Cutting and Heating 1915.55, Gas welding and cutting  
1917 Subpart G – Related Terminal Operations and Equipment 1917.152, Welding, cutting and heating (hot work) (see also 1917.2, definition of hazardous cargo, materials, substance or atmosphere)
1917.154, Compressed air
1917.155, Air receivers  
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
Subpart J – Welding and Cutting 1926.350, Gas welding and cutting
Additional Directives

Note: The "Directives" bullets above link to directives related to each OSHA standard. The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Compressed Air

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The “Letters of interpretation” bullets above link to letters related to each OSHA standard. The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

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