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American Cylinder and Safety, LLC

The Industry Leader in Compressed Gas HAZMAT Training

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Tis the Season for Savings on Training

Posted on December 7, 2022 at 11:25 AM

Thru the end of December save 10% on all training (both Webinar and Self-Paced Classes).  Use Coupon Code HOLIDAY when registering for classes in the Webstore.

U.S. DOT Has Renewed Special Permit 9791 through 2026

Posted on December 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Special Permit 9791 has been renewed by the U.S. Dept of Transportation special permits office.  The Special Permit has been renued through 2026.  Cylinders under this Special Permit are once again valid for requalification, filling, and use.  The New Special Permit is availibile on the PHMSA Website.

Inspecting Cylinders On Sale

Posted on November 16, 2022 at 6:40 PM

Inspecting Cylinders by Bill High and Mark Gresham is on sale until the end of the year.  Get it now for 25% off in the Webstore.

Do You Have a Spare $14,500 Sitting Around?

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 9:55 AM

 

Do you have a spare $14,500 just sitting around that you can spend on anything? This amount is the new penalty amount that OSHA can fine businesses for violating OSHA workplace standards. If you fail to correct your violation, and you are found in violation again, the penalty amount increases to $140,027 per violation. Why am I mentioning this you might ask? In 2022, lack of GHS and HAZCOM training was the second most cited violation. This is a 25% increase from the previous year. Training in the Global Harmonization System (GHS) and Hazard Communications (HAZCOM) is mandated in 29 CFR 1910.1200 for all employees. You can mitigate the potential for a OSHA violation by conducting this training. Our GHS/HAZCOM training class is a self-paced program that meets all OSHA requirements. At $25 per student, it is much more affordable than a fine. See our webstore to sign up.

 

Two Cylinder Ruptures in October 2022

Posted on October 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM

October has been a bad month for cylinder accidents. There have been two catastrophic ruptures, one in Australia and one in the Netherlands, that unfortunately have resulted in severe injuries or fatalities. On 5 October, a 36-year-old man lost a leg in a dive-shop explosion in Geelong, near Melbourne in Australia. He had been filling cylinders at the long-established Australian Diving Instruction school on 5 October after the school had closed. The explosion blew out the windows of the building, and emergency services treated the man at the scene for more than an hour before he could be airlifted to hospital. His condition was said to remain serious, and WorkSafe Victoria inspectors were investigating.

On 16 October, a Dutch scuba-diving instructor died of his injuries following an incident at a public swimming pool in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam. The fatality occurred at the De Meerkamp pool complex. The victim, from the Nemo diving club, was conducting a lesson in a dedicated instruction pool when a scuba tank is believed to have exploded. The pool was evacuated and remains closed while the Netherlands Labour Inspectorate investigates the incident. Preliminary findings show that a incompatible valve was installed in the cylinder, resulting in a failure to maintain structural integrity of the cylinder.

Both of these accidents could have been prevented with proper safety and cylinder handling training.

 

Updated Training Calender

Posted on October 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM

New class dates for November 2022 thru February 2023 have been added to the class schedule page.

Update on SP-9791 Steel Cylinders

Posted on October 21, 2022 at 5:10 PM

SP 9791 remains expired. There is the POTENTIAL for USDOT administrative action on the SP to renew it without end users being required to apply for any party status. For now: No testing, filling or using until further notice. Current action - Mark as "Rejected" and set aside for now.

Status of SP-9791 Steel Cylinders

Posted on October 16, 2022 at 7:05 PM

The special permit for SP-9791 steel cylinders expired on 30 September 2022.  Currently, no application for renewal has been submitted to the USDOT.  Because there is currently no valid special permit, any SP-9791 cylinders are not approved for requalification and/or filling.  Efforts are being made to contact the holder of the expired special permit in order to determine if there is a plan to submit for renewal.  Untill a answer is recieved, these cylinders should be put aside and not filled.  


Updated Training Schedule Posted

Posted on May 12, 2022 at 9:20 AM

We have added new classes to our training schedule through July 2022. Please pay attention to the signup deadline dates for each class. This allows time to get your class materials shipped to you for the class. More classes are being added all the time so please check back periodically for new dates. If you need training and the class dates don’t work for you, please contact us, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your training. Additionally, many of our classes are available through a self-paced online training option. This allows you to complete training on your own time.

Two New Training Classes Added

Posted on September 28, 2021 at 2:15 PM

We have added two more virtual training classes to our course list.  If you are a hydrotester, we now have a familiarization class for DOT Special Permits and another class for familization of the 10% Overfill (+ Stamp) process.  Hydrotesters are required to have Special Permit training according to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, so this is a easy and quick way to meet this requirment.


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