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Solutions: Flammable Gases, Fire


Potential Hazard
  • Possible ignition of flammable gases, such as hydrogen and oxygen, resulting in fire and/or explosion.
  • Employees may also be exposed to gases above permissible limits.
Possible Solutions
  • Identify and eliminate possible ignition sources. Use a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for identifying and controlling such hazards.
  • Provide appropriate ventilation to reduce gas concentration levels in the air.
  • Use respiratory protection when necessary to further reduce exposure and protect employees. [29 CFR 1910.134]
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