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American Cylinder and Safety, LLC

The Industry Leader in Compressed Gas HAZMAT Training



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Receive a Free Facility Compressed Gas Cylinder Storage Checklist

Posted on May 24, 2023 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Join our mailing list and receive a free checklist to ensure that you are storing cylinders safely at your facility.  This checklist ensures that you are meeding all USDOT (PHMSA) and OSHA requirments to store compressed gas cylinders.  Go to the contact tab and ask to be added to the mailing list and we will email you a .pdf copy.  By joining our mailing list, we will keep you updated on Industry Changes, Upcoming Training, and other Relevent Information.

Last Chance To Sign Up For June Cylinder Inspector Classes

Posted on May 24, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Lat chance to sign up for the June 2023 Visual Cylinder Inspector Class.  Seats are limited and filling up quickly.  Register under training int he webstore tab of this website.

New Dates added to the training calendar

Posted on April 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM

We have added new class dates for June thru August.

D.O.T. (PHMSA) Raises the Civil Penalties for Violations in 2023

Posted on February 23, 2023 at 9:25 AM

In an unexpected announcement by the US DOT, is yet another increase in civil penalty amounts for HAZMAT violations. This is the second increase in less than a year, as the US DOT had increased HAZMAT civil penalties in the Spring of 2022. The new HAZMAT civil penalties took effect on January 1st, 2023, and have been increased across the board.

Maximum civil penalty amounts have increased for HAZMAT violations, hazmat training violations, and h...

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New Dates added to the Training Schedule

Posted on January 6, 2023 at 10:55 PM

We have added new class dates to the training schedule for February thru April.

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

Posted on December 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM

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.

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...

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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 bui...

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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 ...

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