Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all Virginia Tech personnel who use, handle, store or transport compressed gas cylinders for work-related purposes. Refer to the Hazardous Chemical Management Program or the Fire and Life Safety Program for additional information.


Personnel who use, handle, or transport compressed gas cylinders should be trained in proper methods to reduce the potential for fires, explosions, physical damage, and/or adverse health effects.

For departments who wish to establish a new storage area, contact Facilities for a plan review and any necessary requirements.

For training information, click here.