Can you spot the problem in this picture?
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There is No Labels
You have no idea what is actually inside of these cylinders! There is no labels, markings, symbols, or other indicators on the contents of these cylinders. Truth be told, these are brand new, unfilled containers, but that also shouldn’t be assumed.
Unlabeled containers fail to communicate the potential hazards of the contents. Even when you know what you should be getting, unlabeled cylinders do not guarantee you are getting what you ordered. This could lead to an issue in processes where you are supposed to use oxygen but accidentally use chlorine instead, for example.
Not knowing the hazards behind the chemicals can lead to fatalities and severe injuries in your workplace. This can lead to decreases in productivity and morale, in addition to hefty worker’s compensation fines. It is important to never accept gas cylinders that are not labeled and to always establish clear hazard communication in the workplace. Convienence is never worth the risk of someone’s death.
What would be the issue with using any one of these cylinders for fuel on the job?