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Training Updates and Announcement

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We have just added two additional classes to the upcoming schedule.  We will be conducting a online Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician Course and a Valve Repair Techniciain Course on 17 August 2020.  Deadline to sign up is 10 August in order for your training materials to arrive in time.


Announcment:  The sale on the Cylinder Markings Guide has been extended to the end of August.

PSI Cylinder Codes and Markings Reference Guide on Sale

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Until the end of August, the PSI Cylinder Codes and MArkings Guide is on sale for 20% off.  You can find it here in the web store.

PHMSA Extension of Enforcement of Cylinders Exceeding Re-qualification Period

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

PHMSA has extended the Exemption of Enforcement of Division 2.2 cylinders that are out of Requalification through October 31st, 2020.  Full details can be read in the blog bost below.

DOT Emergency Exemption of Re-qualification for Certain Cylinders

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (2)

NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT DISCRETION REGARDING CYLINDERS THAT HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR PERIODIC REQUALIFICATION TEST DATE

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, many members of the medical and industrial gas industry may be experiencing difficulty in obtaining cylinders due to the increased demand for these gases or a disruption in...

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DOT Announcement on HAZMAT Training Requirements

Posted on April 19, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY REGARDING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that many hazardous materials (hazmat) employers may be experiencing difficulty in either obtaining or providing recurrent training as required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR Parts 171-180) due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

PHMSA gives notice that it wi...

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COVID-19 Class Cancelations

Posted on March 22, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunitly due to the recent COVID-19 Outbreak, we have ahd to cancel some classes that are scehduled in the near future.  As of today, we have canceled all in-Person classes through July 2020.  This is due to many states ordering a ceasation of gatherings over 10 people.  As soon as this current outbreak is determined to be ont he downturn, we we reschedule inperson classes.  American Cylinder and Safety apoligizes for these cancelations but the health and safety of our...

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New Class Dates Added for 2020

Posted on January 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have added new class dates to our 2020 Training Schedule.  More classes will be added as we schedule them.  Please continue to check back.  We are also happy to schedule a course at your facility that works with your schedule.

The Cost of a Violation

Posted on November 26, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Don’t think that penalties imposed by PHMSA for violations are anything to worry about? Think again! If you willfully violate 49 CFR, it can cost you, your business, and your pocketbook plenty. In October of this year (2019), PHMSA increased the amount of money it can fine you in the event of a violation. The new adjustments are summarized as follows:

Minimum penalty for a hazardous materials training violation - -$493

Maximum penalty for a Hazardous Materials Violation ...

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Important Update For Linde Gas Customers

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Important update for customers of Linde Gas.

Linde and its affiliates, including Praxair, Inc., will increase the prices of product and equipment rentals in North America, beginning 1st December (2019), or as contracts permit.

 

The industrial gas giant today announced the following increases:

 

Up to 15% for nitrogen and oxygen

Up to 20% for carbon dioxide, argon and hydrogen

Up to 15% for facility fees or equipment rentals

Helium pri...

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Safety Advisory: Fraudulent Low Pressure Cylinders

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory notice to inform the public, industrial gas stakeholders, and relevant government officials of the risks associated with re-qualifying, filling, and transporting cylinders bearing the DOT specification markings ‘‘DOT 4E’’ or ‘‘DOT 4BA’’ that were produced by a company located in Thailand by the name of Metal Mate. Metal Mate does not have an approval from PHMSA to manufacture cylinders to DOT specifications;...

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