I have a question. I have been working in the compressed gas / welding supply industry for over 23 years with a major multi national. Over the years we have taught, published, paid lots of $$$$$!!!! in the interest of safety with regard to the use and transportation of our products, in particular compressed gas cylinders.
Yet, weather I am in Vancouver or St, John's or anywhere in between, I still see guys happily driving to work / job site with a set of cylinders in the back of a pick up truck, not safely secured in place (bungie cord), and with either no safety caps in place or the regulators still on the valves.
I have often considered how ironic it would be as I am on the way to host yet another safety seminar, some lounge lizard T-Bones this guy in the pick up truck and the cylinders come out of the box, break the valve off for sure, and come straight for me.
It is illeagal to transport cylinders in this manner. Why does it seem it is never inforced? Our company is regularly inspected by TDG inspectors and our equipment is designed specifically for this job, yet the guy in the pick up with the bungie cords keeps on going.