HELIUM CYLINDER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING HIGH PRESSURE HELIUM CYLINDERS.
WHAT TO DO
Read, understand and observe the safety precautions on the cylinder neck label and the warning label on the side of the cylinder.
Store and use helium cylinders in a well ventilated area and in a upright secured position so they cannot be knocked over.
CYLINDERS MUST BE CHAINED TO A WALL OR PLACED IN A SAFETY STAND AT ALL TIMES.
Close the cylinder valve after each use and when cylinder is empty. Remove the regulator and replace the cylinder protective cap before transporting any helium cylinders.
Use a cylinder cart to move cylinders.
Always open cylinder valves very, very s-l-o-w-l-y. Stand to one side of the cylinder when opening the valve, Never stand directly in front of the cylinder.
WHAT NOT TO DO
Do not allow anyone to breathe helium from cylinders or filled balloons.
Do not open the cylinder valve before attaching a balloon regulator on the cylinder valve.
Do not allow children or any unauthorized people to handle cylinders or use balloon filling equipment.
NEVER LEAVE A CYLINDER UNATTENDED IN A PUBLIC AREA.
Never use any balloon regulator, cylinder or valve fitting that is damaged, leaking or malfunctioning. Have the product repaired or replaced immediately.
Do not drop, drag, tip over or roll the helium cylinder on its side.
Helium is a colorless, non-toxic, non-flammable gas which is lighter than air. It is considered an inactive gas and relatively safe to handle. When miss used, however; it can cause serious injuries or death. Helium acts as a simple asphyxiant displacing oxygen. If the body is deprived of oxygen, even for a short period of time, DEATH or serious injury may occur. Exposure to atmospheres containing reduced oxygen (increased helium) will bring about unconsciousness without warning - so quickly, that you will not be able to help yourself.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO INHALE HELIUM.
ALWAYS KEEP HELIUM STORED IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.