Compressed Gas Safety Online

30 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is recommended for University personnel who work with compressed gas in shops, makerspaces, and other areas. Personnel working in laboratories where compressed gas in cylinders is used should take Compressed Gas Safety for Laboratory Environments Online.


This course teaches the hazards inherent in compressed gas and best practices for using, moving, and storing compressed gas containers. If you use compressed gases for welding, you are required to take additional, specific training.

Regulations and resources

UW Compressed Gas/Cryogenics

Seattle Fire Code

WAC 296-24 Part E, Part K

OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart H: Hazardous Materials

OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart M: Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment

OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q: Welding, Cutting and Brazing

NFPA 55: Compressed gas and cryogenic fluids code

Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet P-1

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201