Safety & environment

Safety, health, environmental protection and quality ("SHEQ") have been firmly embedded in Messer’s guiding principles since its foundation in 1898 and continue to have the utmost priority in the operations of the family-owned company. Messer is aware that well-organized safety and quality guidelines form the basis for dealing safely with operational risks and improving operational performance. For this reason, the health and safety of our workforce and the protection of the environment are integral components of our  total quality management systems.
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“Safety Pocket Guide”

The three guides focus on the safety of our customers when handling gas cylinders. In addition to providing basic knowledge such as what to do when ordering and receiving cylinder gases, they also convey further know-how that is essential for the safe handling of gases.

The pocket guide entitled “Safety No. 1 – The content of your gas cylinders” gives customers an overview of, among other things, hazard symbols on cylinder necks. This is designed to make customers aware of the urgent need to familiarise themselves with the properties of the cylinder contents and the associated hazards when using the gas. The guide also lists the specifications of the most common gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide etc.

The “Safety No. 2 - Safe handling of gas cylinders” guide focuses – as the title suggests – on the safe handling of gas cylinders, for example when manually lifting or rolling gas cylinders.

The “Safety No. 3 - Safe transport of gas cylinders” pocket guide provides gas users with basic information for the safe transportation of dry ice and gases in vehicles, both in the gaseous and liquid state. The transportation of gas cylinders by private individuals represents an underestimated safety risk.

 

Safety No. 1 – The content of your gas cylinders
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Safety No. 2 - Safe handling of gas cylinders
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Safety No. 3 - Safe transport of gas cylinders
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Safety No. 4 - Safe transport of dry ice
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