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rafters_brewer
03-15-2006, 12:28 AM
Does anyone know if there are specific regulations regarding placement and storage of oxygen tanks? I think I read in OSHA about them being at least 20 feet from an ignition source, but I was wondering if they need to be a specific distance customer seating.

gitchegumee
03-15-2006, 09:10 PM
I believe there is an exemption from OSHA if you have only a few (<10?) employees. Contact your state's OSHA department for specifics. Oxygen is not flammable, but does accelerate combustion. Use only fittings/regulators that are cleaned specifically for oxygen. Use a chain or strap to secure the cylinder to a wall. Keep a protective bonnet over the valve when the cylinder is not in use. Otherwise, I don't think you have a problem with distance to smoking customers.

CallerFromLA
06-22-2006, 11:26 AM
Talk to your local fire marshall, who SHOULD be a regular at your establishment. I've never had to place mine near any type of ignition source. My fire marshall usually just checks to see if they are chained down properly.

Cheers,
--CallerFromLA