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UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – 20th Edition

UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – 20th Edition

The 20th revised edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (the ‘Orange Book') has been published in hard copy in English and French (19th June 2017)

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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

The BADGP Newsletter No.16, June 2017, has been published.

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EIGA Transport Safety Information Sheet TS 08/17 - Compliance and risk monitoring of transport operations through auditing

EIGA Transport Safety Information Sheet TS 08/17 - Compliance and risk monitoring of transport operations through auditing

EIGA has issued a new Transport Safety Information Sheet.

This Transport Safety Information provides advice on monitoring compliance and achieving an acceptable level of risk within transport operations through an internal auditing process. The principles apply equally to transport operations managed within the gas companies or with external hauliers.

 

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EIGA Document 143/17 – Guide to carbide lime applications

EIGA Document 143/17 – Guide to carbide lime applications

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA Document 143/08.

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EIGA Environmental Newsletter 31/17 – Environmental Awards 2015

EIGA Environmental Newsletter 31/17 – Environmental Awards 2015

EIGA has issued this new document.

 

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EIGA Document 51/17 – Management of change

EIGA Document 51/17 – Management of change

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 51/02.

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EIGA Document 40/17 – Work permit systems

EIGA Document 40/17 – Work permit systems

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 40/02.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine June 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine June 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) has published their Compressions Magazine [Volume 34, No. 2, June 2017].

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EIGA Document 130/17 – Principles for the safe handling and distribution of highly toxic gases and mixtures

EIGA Document 130/17 – Principles for the safe handling and distribution of highly toxic gases and mixtures

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 130/11.

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EIGA Document 129/17 – Pressure receptacles with blocked or inoperable valves

EIGA Document 129/17 – Pressure receptacles with blocked or inoperable valves

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 129/11 & Corrigendum.

This document gives recommendations on how to handle receptacles with non-operational valves for suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gas receptacles.

 

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EIGA Document 200/17 – Design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of valves used in liquid oxygen and cold gaseous oxygen systems

EIGA Document 200/17 – Design, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of valves used in liquid oxygen and cold gaseous oxygen systems

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council.  A revision of EIGA Document 200/15.

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 10/17 – Reciprocating compressors for oxygen service

EIGA Technical Bulletin 10/17 – Reciprocating compressors for oxygen service

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council.  A revision of EIGA Document 10/09.

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EIGAzette No. 50 – June 2017

EIGAzette No. 50 – June 2017

EIGA have published their magazine - the EIGAzette- for June 2017

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 209/17 – Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 209/17 – Quality of delivered product from medicinal gas cylinders

EIGA has issued a new document.

This publication has been prepared by the European Industrial Gases Association(EIGA) to present data that shows that metallic particles do not migrate from medicinal gas cylinders in quantities that could be considered toxicologically relevant.

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BCGA support to quell rogue gas suppliers in the hospitality sector

BCGA support to quell rogue gas suppliers in the hospitality sector

A national trade body is highlighting the dangers to the hospitality sector of handling compressed gases from rogue traders with a key industry appointment.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 27: Revision 2 – Guidance for the carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 27: Revision 2 – Guidance for the carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles.

This publication provides guidance on safely transporting gas cylinders in order to comply with ADR and provides a method for calculating the threshold quantity for any gas cylinders being carried.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 32: Revision 1: 2017 – Medical gases. Good distribution practice.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 32: Revision 1: 2017 – Medical gases. Good distribution practice.

Medical products require effective management control during their distribution to ensure quality and integrity are maintained.

This document provides guidance on good distribution practice as required by the medical regulators.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 37: Revision 1 - Medical gases. Gas cylinder cleanliness standards.

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 37: Revision 1 - Medical gases. Gas cylinder cleanliness standards.

This publication details the requirement to keep medical gas cylinders clean and covers the methods used to either clean the external surface or to return a cylinder in protective packaging. It does not address the internal condition of a gas container or the quality of the gas within.

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Emergency Action Code 2017.

Emergency Action Code 2017.

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has published the Emergency Action Code 2017.

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EIGA Safety Information Human Factors - 01/17 – Human Factors – An Overview

EIGA Safety Information Human Factors - 01/17 – Human Factors – An Overview

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of EIGA HF 01/08.

 

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BCGA Presenting at the Institute Of Mechanical Engineers Seminar In June 2017

BCGA Presenting at the Institute Of Mechanical Engineers Seminar In June 2017

BCGA have been invited to present at a seminar on 28 June 2017 organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
 
Low Temperature Pressure Systems:  New guidance for operators and designers.

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Gas cylinder return service reminder for waste sector

Gas cylinder return service reminder for waste sector

A national trade body is issuing a reminder to the waste sector about a returns scheme for gas cylinders.

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Trade body issues warning on the dangers of misusing gas

Trade body issues warning on the dangers of misusing gas

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is campaigning to raise
awareness about the dangers of misusing industrial, food and medical gases.

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EIGA Document 208/17 – Safety in storage, handling and distribution of cryogenic ethylene

EIGA Document 208/17 – Safety in storage, handling and distribution of cryogenic ethylene

EIGA has issued a new Document.

This publication applies to the layout, design and operation of fixed storage and the transportation by road, sea and rail of cryogenic ethylene in bulk form to fixed storages at user's premises. 

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DfT Notice of Recognition 34

DfT Notice of Recognition 34

The Department for Transport has published their Notice of Recognition 34.

A  provision to the carriage of dangerous goods regulations concerning ultrasonic examination for seamless aluminium alloy and steel gas cylinders.

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BCGA welcomes move to open the road to hydrogen

BCGA welcomes move to open the road to hydrogen

BCGA has welcomed moves to expand the availability of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles on UK roads.

 

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Energy Institute – Guidance on hydrogen delivery systems for refuelling of motor vehicles, co-located with petrol fuelling stations

Energy Institute – Guidance on hydrogen delivery systems for refuelling of motor vehicles, co-located with petrol fuelling stations

The Energy Institute have published this new guidance. It was developed by a joint industry working group which included the BCGA.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 38 -  Moving gas cylinders and bundles within the workplace

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 38 - Moving gas cylinders and bundles within the workplace

Technical Information Sheet 38 provides information on the different methods available to safely carry out the movement of gas cylinders and bundles.

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EIGA Safety Information 17/17 – Prevention of accidents due to overheated or burning tyres

EIGA Safety Information 17/17 – Prevention of accidents due to overheated or burning tyres

EIGA has issued a revised Document. A revision of EIGA Document 17/07.

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EIGA Document 73/17 – Use of non-metallic materials in high pressure oxygen breathing gas applications

EIGA Document 73/17 – Use of non-metallic materials in high pressure oxygen breathing gas applications

EIGA has issued a revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. 

A revision of EIGA Document 73/08.

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RR1100 - Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4

RR1100 - Evaluation of the DRIFT gas dispersion model version 3.6.4

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published this new report.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine – March 2017

USA CGA Compressions Magazine – March 2017

The USA Compressed Gases Association (CGA) have published the March 2017 edition of Compressions, their Official Newsletter.

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EIGA Document 207/17 – Safe operation and maintenance of furnaces insulated with Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCF)

EIGA Document 207/17 – Safe operation and maintenance of furnaces insulated with Refractory Ceramic Fibres (RCF)

EIGA has issued this new document.

The document describes best practices of EIGA members for the protection of their workers during operation of any fired heater where Refractory Ceramic Fibres(RCFs) are used, including Steam Methane Reformer furnaces.  The best practices described in this document were developed for RCFs but can also be applied to other high temperature insulation wools.

 

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SI 2016 No. 1107 - HEALTH AND SAFETY - The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

SI 2016 No. 1107 - HEALTH AND SAFETY - The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016

These Regulations transpose Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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EIGA Document 189/17 – The calculation of harm and no-harm distances for the storage and use of toxic gases in transportable containers

EIGA Document 189/17 – The calculation of harm and no-harm distances for the storage and use of toxic gases in transportable containers

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 189/14.

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EIGA Safety Leaflet 04/17 - Thee safe transport, use and storage of acetylene cylinders

EIGA Safety Leaflet 04/17 - Thee safe transport, use and storage of acetylene cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA SL 04/10.

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EIGA Document 70/17 – Carbon Dioxide Food and Beverages Grade, Source Qualification, Quality Standards and Verification

EIGA Document 70/17 – Carbon Dioxide Food and Beverages Grade, Source Qualification, Quality Standards and Verification

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 70/08.

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EIGA Document 149/17 – Safe Installation and Operation of PSA and Membrane Oxygen and Nitrogen Generators

EIGA Document 149/17 – Safe Installation and Operation of PSA and Membrane Oxygen and Nitrogen Generators

EIGA has issued this revised globally harmonised document.  A revision of EIGA Document 149/10.

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EIGA Safety Leaflet 01/17 - Dangers of asphyxiation

EIGA Safety Leaflet 01/17 - Dangers of asphyxiation

EIGA has issued this revised document. 

A revision of EIGA SL 01/03.

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EIGA Document 99/17/ Part 2 - Good Manufacturing Practice Guide Part II for Medical Gases: Basic requirements for active substances used as starting materials

EIGA Document 99/17/ Part 2 - Good Manufacturing Practice Guide Part II for Medical Gases: Basic requirements for active substances used as starting materials

EIGA has issued this revised document.

According to Article 46 (f) of Directive 2001/83/EC as amended by Directive 2004/27/EC of the European Parliament on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use and Article 50 (f) of Directive 2001/82/EC; as amended by Directive 2004/28/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products, the manufacturing authorisation holders shall use only active substances that have been manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for starting materials.

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The Consumer Protection, Health and Safety, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016,  SI 2016 No. 1105 –  are in force from 8th December 2016.

The Consumer Protection, Health and Safety, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, SI 2016 No. 1105 – are in force from 8th December 2016.

These regulations transpose Directive 2014/68/EU - The Pressure Equipment Directive.

The regulations revoke and repeal the previous UK Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (as amended),  SI 1999 No. 2001.

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EIGAzette No. 49 – January 2017

EIGAzette No. 49 – January 2017

EIGA have published their magazine - the EIGAzette - for January 2017

 

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BCGA CP 7 – Revision 7: 2014 – The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) – Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

BCGA CP 7 – Revision 7: 2014 – The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) – Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

BCGA issue Code of Practice 7 - Revision 7: 2014 - The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply) - Corrigendum 1: January 2017.

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The Department for Transport (DfT) have issued a revision to their Dangerous Goods Notice 5.

The Department for Transport (DfT) have issued a revision to their Dangerous Goods Notice 5.

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended).

Notice of Recognition.

Notice Number 5 (Revision3)

In force from 18th January 2017 until revoked.

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BCGA issue CP 35 – Revision 2 – Filling ratios and developed pressures for liquefied and compressed gases.

BCGA issue CP 35 – Revision 2 – Filling ratios and developed pressures for liquefied and compressed gases.

This Code of Practice gives data about the filling ratios applicable when filling gas cylinders with liquefiable gases for transport within the United Kingdom. It does not apply to any international transport - in this case the requirements of ADR will apply.

It can therefore only be used with non Pi-marked cylinders.

Information is also given on the developed pressures in cylinders of compressed gas exposed to UK and other area climatic conditions. In some cylinder design codes the developed pressure is an important element in the establishment of the correct design criteria.Cylinders being exported from the UK may also need to be checked for safety according to the climatic conditions they may be exposed to.

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The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) - Notice of Recognition - Notice Number 31 - Revision1

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) - Notice of Recognition - Notice Number 31 - Revision1

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued Revision 1 to Exception Notice 31.

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ADR 2017

ADR 2017

The online version of the 2017 edition of ADR has now been published and can be downloaded on the UNECE website.

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BCGA issue Guidance Note 30 – Revision 1 – The safe use of gases in the beverage dispense industry.

BCGA issue Guidance Note 30 – Revision 1 – The safe use of gases in the beverage dispense industry.

Provides guidance to those who need to handle, use and store beverage gases. Addresses safety and operational issues associated with beverage gases, their use in cellars and beverage dispense pressure systems. The document covers cylinder identification, handling, use, corrosion prevention and product quality.

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 36 – Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 36 – Medical gases. The safe handling and use of gas cylinders fitted with valves with integrated pressure regulators

Some medical gas cylinders integrate pressure regulators within the cylinder valve.

TIS 36 provides advice on the safe handling and use of such cylinders.

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EIGA Document 166/16 - Guidelines on management of waste gas cylinders

EIGA Document 166/16 - Guidelines on management of waste gas cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised document. 

A revision of Document 166/11.

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British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals - Newsletter

The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) Newsletter No. 15, December 2016, has been published.

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine – December 2016

USA CGA Compressions Magazine – December 2016

The December 2016 edition of Compressions, the Official Newsletter of the USA Compressed Gas Association (CGA), has been published

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EIGA Technical Bulletin 18/16 - Long time durability of steel gas cylinders

EIGA Technical Bulletin 18/16 - Long time durability of steel gas cylinders

EIGA has issued this new document.

 

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EIGA Document 206/16 - Guideline for defining specifications for non-medical breathing gases

EIGA Document 206/16 - Guideline for defining specifications for non-medical breathing gases

EIGA has issued this new document.

 

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Dangerous Goods Regulations for Rail - 2017

Dangerous Goods Regulations for Rail - 2017

The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) has made available the 2017 text of The Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)'.

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EIGA Document 104/16 - Safety principles for pressure regulators for medical oxygen cylinders

EIGA Document 104/16 - Safety principles for pressure regulators for medical oxygen cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised document.  A revision of EIGA Doc 104/03.

This publication gives guidance on the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of these pressure regulators intended for use with medical oxygen cylinders.

 

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 39 – Medical gases. Quality control and QP batch certification of bulk medical liquid oxygen

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 39 – Medical gases. Quality control and QP batch certification of bulk medical liquid oxygen

Details both the practical and scientific justification for a concession allowed by the medical regulatory authorities for the retrospective release by a Qualified Person (QP) of bulk medical liquid oxygen.

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EIGA Document 205/16 - Calcium Carbide Specifications

EIGA Document 205/16 - Calcium Carbide Specifications

EIGA has issued this new document.

 

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EIGA Document 42/16 - Flexible Connections in High Pressure Gas Systems

EIGA Document 42/16 - Flexible Connections in High Pressure Gas Systems

EIGA has issued this revised document. A revision of 42/04.

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ADR 2017 – Instructions in Writing

ADR 2017 – Instructions in Writing

The Instructions in Writing for the 2017 version of ADR are now available on the UNECE website. These Instructions in Writing are applicable from 1st January 2017.

Note that the Instructions in Writing for ADR 2015 remain applicable to 30th June 2017.

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EIGA Safety Information - Transport Safety 07/16 – Human behaviour within transport operations

EIGA Safety Information - Transport Safety 07/16 – Human behaviour within transport operations

EIGA has issued this new Transport Safety Information Sheet

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EIGA Document 154/16 – Safe location of oxygen and inert gas vents

EIGA Document 154/16 – Safe location of oxygen and inert gas vents

EIGA has issued this globally harmonised publication which is a revision of EIGA Document 154/09.

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Pioneering balloonist to touch down at key trade body event

Pioneering balloonist to touch down at key trade body event

RECORD-BREAKING adventurer Brian Jones will be at the centre of attention once more at the annual conference of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) 2017.

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BCGA support for international safety standard

BCGA support for international safety standard

BCGA support for international safety standard

Two representatives from British Compressed Gases Association member companies have been appointed to crucial standardisation roles, which feature a global remit to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. 

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BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 22 - Revision 1 - Connecting Gas Cylinders

BCGA issue Technical Information Sheet 22 - Revision 1 - Connecting Gas Cylinders

TIS 22 - Revision 1 Provides a recommended procedure for safely connecting gas cylinders to equipment.

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EIGA Winter Seminar 2017 – Human Factors

EIGA Winter Seminar 2017 – Human Factors

The EIGA Winter Seminar 2017 will take place 25th & 26th January.

Registration is now open.

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BCGA Annual Conference 2017 - Bookings now open

BCGA Annual Conference 2017 - Bookings now open

We are pleased to announce we're now taking bookings for the BCGA Annual Conference 2017.

This year's conference will take place on Thursday 6 April 2017 at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester, M28 2QT.

 

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Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas 2016 [SI 2016:No. 721] came into force on 1 October 2016.

The purpose of the regulations is to put in place specific measures to reduce the risk of a serious incident occurring when dangerous goods pass through harbours and harbour areas.

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EIGA Document 111/16 – Environmental impacts of carbon dioxide and dry ice production

EIGA Document 111/16 – Environmental impacts of carbon dioxide and dry ice production

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA Document 111/10.

EIGA 111/16 details the environmental impacts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and dry ice plants and gives guidelines on how to reduce their environmental impact.

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EIGA Document 169/16 - Classification, and Labelling Guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation).

EIGA Document 169/16 - Classification, and Labelling Guide in accordance with EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation).

EIGA  has issued this revised Publication.  A revision of EIGA Document 169/15.

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EIGA Document 110/16 – Environmental impacts cylinder filling plants

EIGA Document 110/16 – Environmental impacts cylinder filling plants

EIGA has issued this revised publication.  A revision of EIGA Document 110/10.

EIGA 110/16 details the environmental impacts of the management of cylinder filling operations and gives guidelines on how to reduce their environmental impact.

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BCGA warning on rogue traders threat to licensed industry

BCGA warning on rogue traders threat to licensed industry

A national trade body is urging the licensed sector to be on their guard against rogue traders who could jeopardise their business and put safety at risk with poor grade gas.

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 EIGA Document 86/16 Rev 1 – Gas cylinders and valves with restricted use in the EU

EIGA Document 86/16 Rev 1 – Gas cylinders and valves with restricted use in the EU

EIGA has issued this revised publication. A revision of EIGA Document 86/16.

The publication provides details of cylinders and valves with known restrictions within European Union Member States.  In addition cylinders and valves that are the subject of EIGA Safety Alerts, are also included.

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HSE Publications

HSE Publications

HSE has recently published the following documents, providing guidance for those undertaking Manual Handling and associated risk assessments.

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BCGA publishes Leaflet 7 - The dangers of misusing gases - Revision 4

BCGA publishes Leaflet 7 - The dangers of misusing gases - Revision 4

Highlights the dangers of misusing gases and the potential hazards that can occur if gases are used irresponsibly.

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EIGA Document 204/16 – Code of Practice – Hydrogen Selenide

EIGA Document 204/16 – Code of Practice – Hydrogen Selenide

EIGA has issued this new publication. A globally harmonised document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council

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USA CGA Compressions Magazine – September 2016

USA CGA Compressions Magazine – September 2016

The September 2016 edition of Compressions, the Official Newsletter of the USA Compressed Gas Association (CGA), has been published.

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EIGA Document 156/16 - EIGA Template for DGSA Annual Report

EIGA Document 156/16 - EIGA Template for DGSA Annual Report

EIGA has issued this revised Document.

A revision of EIGA Document 156/09

It includes a Word document to allow users to add to the content. 

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Safety Alert – Cryostar – Liquid Oxygen Cryogenic Pumps with Dry Gas Seals – Risk of fire

Safety Alert – Cryostar – Liquid Oxygen Cryogenic Pumps with Dry Gas Seals – Risk of fire

BCGA has been advised of the distribution of this Safety Alert.

 
The Safety Alert was issued following an oxygen fire which occurred on a Cryostar pump equipped with a Dry Gas Seal.

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Department for Transport Guidance Note 25 - Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 as amended

Department for Transport Guidance Note 25 - Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 as amended

The Department for Transport has reviewed and updated their Guidance Note 25

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Department for Transport – Notice 33 – Withdrawal of Notice 24

Department for Transport – Notice 33 – Withdrawal of Notice 24

DfT Notice 33 - Withdrawal of notice 24 - Provision to the regulations on constructing and transporting liquefied petroleum gas cylinders used in hot airballoons or airships.

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EIGA Document 203/16 – Typical Post-Marketing Pharmacovigilance Cases in the Medical Gases Industry

EIGA Document 203/16 – Typical Post-Marketing Pharmacovigilance Cases in the Medical Gases Industry

EIGA members are supplying medicinal gases under marketing authorizations for which pharmacovigilance activities are legally required to be performed.

 
This publication aims to harmonize the approach EIGA members have to these typical post-marketing cases. This is by classifying them in the same manner and therefore fulfilling the same reporting requirements to EU authorities if necessary.

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BCGA publishes Guidance Note 32 – Medical Gases. Good Distribution Practice.

BCGA publishes Guidance Note 32 – Medical Gases. Good Distribution Practice.

Medical products require effective management control during their distribution to ensure quality and integrity are maintained. 

This document provides guidance on good distribution practice as required by the medical Regulators.

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BCGA puts Gas Cylinder Testing on the radar

BCGA puts Gas Cylinder Testing on the radar

National trade body The British Compressed Gases Association is urging gas users to take advantage of a free service to comply with gas cylinder safety legislation.

 

 

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EIGA Document 161/16 - Gas Compatibility with Aluminium Alloy Cylinders

EIGA Document 161/16 - Gas Compatibility with Aluminium Alloy Cylinders

EIGA has issued this revised Document.

This document details criteria to establish the compatibility of reactive gas mixtures with aluminium alloy cylinders. Issues include mixture feasibility, destructive and non-destructive testing, gas purity and concentrations, and cylinder controls.

This document can downloaded free of charge from the EIGA website - www.eiga.eu

 

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BCGA publishes Leaflet 10 - Revision 3

BCGA publishes Leaflet 10 - Revision 3

BCGA Leaflet 10 - Profit through quality - Good gas, good business

Published 3rd August 2016

This document provides guidance to licensees on choosing safe cylinders providing the correct quality gas for use in beverage dispense.

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Department of Transport issue Exception Notice 32   Recognition of ISO 11119-3

Department of Transport issue Exception Notice 32 Recognition of ISO 11119-3

The Department for Transport have issued Exception Notice 32.

Provision concerning the design, construction and testing of gas cylinders (reference ISO11119-3:2013) in the transport of dangerous goods.

This notice comes into effect on 27 July 2016 remaining valid until 31 December 2016 unless otherwise revoked.

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EIGA issues revised 89/11 document

EIGA issues revised 89/11 document

Medical Oxygen Systems for Homecare Supply

This publication covers the supply of medical oxygen to homecare patients by the various delivery routes available, these include oxygen delivered in compressed gas cylinders, oxygen delivered as acryogenic liquid, oxygen produced via a concentrator and for this revision oxygen self-fill systems where oxygen is compressed into a gas cylinder at the patients home using a concentrator and a small compressor

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BCGA publishes Guidance Note 3 – Revision 3

BCGA publishes Guidance Note 3 – Revision 3

BCGA Guidance Note 3 - Safe cylinder handling and the application of the manual handling operations regulations to gas cylinders - Revision 3 is now available, published 13th July 2016.

This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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 BCGA elects new national president to drive forward the ‘Invisible Industry’

BCGA elects new national president to drive forward the ‘Invisible Industry’

The British Compressed Gases Association has appointed a new national president to support the trade body's continued growth.

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EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, Issue 48, June 2016

EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, Issue 48, June 2016

EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, Issue 48, June 2016

Download a copy here or find out more from the EIGA website

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USA CGA issue their latest newsletter

USA CGA issue their latest newsletter

The USA Compressed Gases Association (USA CGA) has issued the June 2016 edition of their magazine. Download a copy of the newsletter here. Alternatively, find out more on the USA CGA website.

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SACGA issue their latest newsletter

SACGA issue their latest newsletter

The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) has issued the June 2016 edition of their magazine. Download a copy of the magazine here. Alternatively find out more on the SACGA website.

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Multilateral Agreement M299 – Use of DoT cylinders

Multilateral Agreement M299 – Use of DoT cylinders

The Department for Transport (DfT) have recently signed Multilateral Agreement M299 - on the carriage of USA Department of Transportation (DoT) pressure receptacles in the UK

The UK signed multilateral agreement M299 on 24 May 2016. It is a continuation of M237 which expired on 1 June 2016. It is valid until 1 June 2019.

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BCGA shares ‘Invisible Industry’ expertise

BCGA shares ‘Invisible Industry’ expertise

A range of guidance is being made available for free download following moves by national trade body The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) to increase awareness and reinforce safety standards.

From June 1st, the UK membership body is making its extensive catalogue of information available under the ‘publications' tab on the BCGA website www.bcga.co.uk

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UK Psychoactive Substances Act comes into force from May 26, 2016

UK Psychoactive Substances Act comes into force from May 26, 2016

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has welcomed the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act.

The new law has been introduced in time for this year's ‘festival season' and the BCGA hopes the Police and Courts will use the legislation to help put an end to recreational Nitrous Oxide inhalation.

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BCGA publishes TIS 37

BCGA publishes TIS 37

Technical Information Sheet 37 - Medical Gases. Gas cylinder cleanliness standards published 25 May 2016 is now available.

This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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EIGA publishes ENL 30/16

EIGA publishes ENL 30/16

EIGA has issued ENL 30/16 - Water Footprint.

The document can be downloaded free of charge from the EIGA website - www.eiga.eu

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EIGA publishes a new Technical Bulletin 17/16

EIGA publishes a new Technical Bulletin 17/16

EIGA has issued a Technical Bulletin 17/16 - Active Substances and Starting Material Used in the Manufacture of Medicinal Gases According to Good Manufacturing Practice Part II.

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EIGA publishes a new document 64/16 - Use of Residual Pressure Valves

EIGA publishes a new document 64/16 - Use of Residual Pressure Valves

EIGA has issued this revised Globally Harmonised Document prepared under the supervision of the International Harmonisation Council. A revision of EIGA Document 64/11.

The document can be downloaded free of charge from the EIGA website - www.eiga.eu

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BCGA sets out blueprint to support low energy fuel expansion

BCGA sets out blueprint to support low energy fuel expansion

A national trade association has launched new guidance for fuel station operators following a surge in demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles across the haulage and fleet industries.

Compelling efficiency savings and lower emissions have led to a rise in the number of vehicles powered by natural gas on British roads and an increasing number of fuel stations are introducing CNG and LNG dispensing systems on their sites.

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BCGA publishes TIS 17 – Revision 1

BCGA publishes TIS 17 – Revision 1

Technical Information Sheet 17 - Model risk assessment for the manual handling of gas cylinders, Revision 1: 2016 published 11 May 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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BCGA publishes Leaflet 2 – Revision 6

BCGA publishes Leaflet 2 – Revision 6

BCGA Leaflet 2 - The safe handling of gas cylinders at waste facilities, Revision 6: 2016 published 11 May 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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BCGA publishes Guidance Note 21 – Revision 2

BCGA publishes Guidance Note 21 – Revision 2

BCGA Guidance Note 21 - Environmental guidelines for air separation plant and equipment on sites regulated under IPPC, Revision 2: 2016 published 11 May 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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New resource delivers guidance to police on gas cylinders at crime scenes

New resource delivers guidance to police on gas cylinders at crime scenes

POLICE officers encountering gas cylinders at the scene of a crime can access a new resource delivering expert guidance.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced a technical information sheet offering valuable advice for officers.

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EIGA Publishes a new Position Paper on Medical Devices Regulation

EIGA Publishes a new Position Paper on Medical Devices Regulation

EIGA has issued a new Position Paper PP 42/16 - EIGA High Level Contribution on the Proposal for Medical Devices Regulation - Revision of Directive 93/42/EEC

The document can be downloaded free of charge from the EIGA website - www.eiga.eu

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BCGA publishes TIS 40

BCGA publishes TIS 40

Technical Information Sheet 40 - Gas cylinders at crime scenes published 30 March 2016 is now available.

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BCGA publishes Code of Practice 41 – Revision 1

BCGA publishes Code of Practice 41 – Revision 1

Code of Practice 41 - The design, construction, maintenance and operation of filling stations dispensing gaseous fuels, Revision 1: 2016 published 20 April 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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BCGA publishes Code of Practice 46

BCGA publishes Code of Practice 46

Code of Practice 46 - The storage of cryogenic flammable fluids published 13 April 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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SACGA issue their latest newsletter

SACGA issue their latest newsletter

The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) has issued the March 2016 edition of their magazine. Download a copy of the magazine here. Alternatively find out more on the SACGA website.

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EIGA publishes a new Technical Bulletin, Low temperature marks on cylinders and valves

EIGA publishes a new Technical Bulletin, Low temperature marks on cylinders and valves

EIGA has issued a new Technical Bulletin, EIGA Technical bulletin 16/16 - " -40 °C " Mark on Cylinders/Valves.

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EIGA publishes a revision to Document 86, Cylinders and Valves

EIGA publishes a revision to Document 86, Cylinders and Valves

EIGA has published a revision to document, EIGA Document 86/16 - Gas Cylinders and Valves with Restricted Use in the EU.

The document can be downloaded free of charge from the EIGA website - www.eiga.eu

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EIGA publishes a revision to Document 176, Nitrous Oxide

EIGA publishes a revision to Document 176, Nitrous Oxide

EIGA Document 176/16 - Safe practices for storage and handling of Nitrous Oxide.

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BCGA publishes Code of Practice 44

BCGA publishes Code of Practice 44

Code of Practice 44 - The storage of gas cylinders published 24 March 2016 is now available. This document can be downloaded through the publications area of the site.

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USA CGA issue their latest newsletter

USA CGA issue their latest newsletter

The USA Compressed Gases Association (USA CGA) has issued the March 2016 edition of their magazine. Download a copy of the newsletter here. Alternatively, find out more on the USA CGA website.

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EIGA has published newsletter: Potential Hazards of Quick Release Cylinder Valves Used with Firefighting Gases

EIGA has published newsletter: Potential Hazards of Quick Release Cylinder Valves Used with Firefighting Gases

EIGA has published newsletter: Potential Hazards of Quick Release Cylinder Valves Used with Firefighting Gases - Safety Info 22/16.

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HSE publishes New Strategy for Health and Safety in GB

HSE publishes New Strategy for Health and Safety in GB

HSE have published details of their strategy for managing health and safety.

Visit the HSE website to view the strategy.

 

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BCGA publishes Codes of Practice 39

BCGA publishes Codes of Practice 39

BCGA CP 39 - In-service requirements of pressure equipment (gas storage and gas distribution systems). Revision 1: 2016
Members are eligible to download this document from the publications section of the BCGA website.

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EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, issue 47. January 2016

EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, issue 47. January 2016

EIGA has published newsletter: The EIGAzzette, Issue 47. January 2016

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BCGA publishes revised Code of Practice 5 – The design and construction of manifolds using acetylene gas from 1.5 to 25 bar. Revision 3: 2016

BCGA publishes revised Code of Practice 5 – The design and construction of manifolds using acetylene gas from 1.5 to 25 bar. Revision 3: 2016

CP 5 - The design and construction of manifolds using acetylene gas from 1.5 to 25 bar. Revision 3: 2016

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BCGA conference keeps motor industry up-to-speed with new clean energy developments

BCGA conference keeps motor industry up-to-speed with new clean energy developments

Representatives from across the motor industry can gain an insight into the latest developments in clean energy vehicles at The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) 2016 annual conference.

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EIGA has published newsletter: Key Aspects of Environmental Hazards Associated with Commissioning and Decommissioning of Installations on Customer Sites

EIGA has published newsletter: Key Aspects of Environmental Hazards Associated with Commissioning and Decommissioning of Installations on Customer Sites

EIGA has published newsletter: Key Aspects of Environmental Hazards Associated
with Commissioning and Decommissioning of Installations
on Customer Sites - ENL No 29/16. 

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Keep the momentum on metal theft, urges trade body

Keep the momentum on metal theft, urges trade body

GOVERNMENT cuts could prompt the return of problems with metal theft, according to a national trade body.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) says that while recent initiatives to tackle the crime have been successful, the removal of funding used to create a national taskforce could have a significant impact on safety and security.

 

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HSE – Acetylene Cylinders – Asbestos Exemption Certificate

HSE – Acetylene Cylinders – Asbestos Exemption Certificate

The Registration Evaluation Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Article 67 (1) and Annex XVII Entry 6, prohibits the placing on the market of articles to which asbestos fibres have been intentionally added.

The HSE have published an Exemption Certificate for Acetylene Cylinders which contain an asbestos mass.

 

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HSE HSG263 - Involving your workforce health and safety (1st edition)

HSE HSG263 - Involving your workforce health and safety (1st edition)

HSE have published HSG263 of its guidance on Involving your workforce health and safety (1st edition).
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SACGA issue their latest newsletter

SACGA issue their latest newsletter

The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) has issued their December 2015 edition of their magazine. Download a copy of the newsletter here. Alternatively, find out more on the SACGA website.

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HSE L25 - Personal protective equipment at work (3rd edition)

HSE L25 - Personal protective equipment at work (3rd edition)

HSE have published L25 of its guidance on Personal Protective Equipment at Work (3rd edition).
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BCGA publishes Guidance Note 28 – Packaging waste within the industrial gases industry. Revision 1: 2015

BCGA publishes Guidance Note 28 – Packaging waste within the industrial gases industry. Revision 1: 2015

GN 28 - Packaging waste within the industrial gases industry. Revision 1: 2015

Members and non-members are eligible to download this document from the publications section of the BCGA website.

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EIGA has issued Energy Efficiency: compliance with legal requirements and best practices - EIGA DOC TB 15/15

EIGA has issued Energy Efficiency: compliance with legal requirements and best practices - EIGA DOC TB 15/15

EIGA has issued Energy Efficiency: compliance with legal requirements and best practices - EIGA Doc TB 15/15.  Download a copy of this document produced by EIGA.

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BCGA publishes Codes of Practice 31 - The safe storage and use of cylinders in mobile workshops and service vehicles

BCGA publishes Codes of Practice 31 - The safe storage and use of cylinders in mobile workshops and service vehicles

CP 31 - The safe storage and use of cylinders in mobile workshops and service vehicles.

Members and non-members are eligible to download this document from the publications section of the BCGA website.

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