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Introduction

A Physical Hazard arises when the use of a compressed gas is potentially dangerous due to, for example: the possibility of an explosion, fire or violent reaction. Examples of physical hazards of compressed gas cylinders include:

Often those materials will also present a Health Hazard, due to their toxicity. Health Hazards of compressed gases include:

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Mission Statement

The Risk Unit is responsible for evaluating loss exposures, assessing liability, handling claims, promoting internal controls and developing effective safety and health programs. The corporate and student insurance plans are managed by this unit.