Flammable gas cylinders (full or empty) must not be located near an exit or any location which could block an exit.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) must be available for all gases and gas mixtures.
All gases will be easily identifiable by the color of the cylinder in which they are stored.
Insulated chains or sturdy non-conductive straps should be used to secure cylinders when they are stored in a rack or cart.
No smoking signs should be posted in the storage area and the area should be well ventilated.
Cylinders should laid on their side when they are full, so that they are easily discernible from empty cylinders.
Cylinders stored outside should be stored on a fireproof surface and in a tamper-proof enclosure.
Cylinders should be protected from contact with ground, ice, snow, water, salt, corrosion, and high temperatures.
Oxygen and fuel gases should be stored together.
Storage areas must not contain any unnecessary combustible materials or uncontrolled ignition sources.
All cylinders must be stored with valve cover caps.
Contents of cylinders do not need to be labeled as long as everyone in the shop is aware of what could possibly be in them and the hazards associated with all gases stored in the shop.