Working safely with Gas Cylinders
Cylinders are heavy and awkward to handle. Frequent lifting and handling can cause back injuries and upper limb disorders. According to HSE (HSE INDB390 rev2), 51% of welders suffered 1 period of sickness over a two year period taking time off for muscle or joint & tender disorders (MSD Musculoskeletal Disorders). Other potential injuries include broken toes, trapped hands, leg and chest injuries.