Keep oxygen containers secured in an upright position
Oxygen containers should always be secured in a stand, holder, or to a fixed object. Containers can be damaged if they fall over. Oxygen in cylinders is stored under pressure. If the cylinder is damaged, it can become a missile and shoot off at a high rate of speed. This may cause serious injury. Aim the cylinder valve away from you and other people when opening or closing the valve. Always open or close the valve slowly.