I figured I'd post this for those that care to learn a little more about CO2 safety. It's some very "dry" reading, but worth the few minutes to read it. While the dangers associated with the volumes of co2 that we use for our tanks are minimal, there are still some real dangers such as-
Contains gas and liquid under pressure; may explode if heated. Can cause rapid suffocation.
May cause dizziness and drowsiness.
Can increase respiration and heart rate.
May cause nervous system damage.
May cause frostbite
Have you ever seen a gas cylinder release 800psi or more all at once? I have and it's not cool at all. If you haven't already done so, secure your cylinder to a fixed object to help prevent accidentally knocking it over! Have you ever almost become asphyxiated from a large release of gas? I have and it totally wasn't cool at all. Transport the cylinder secured in a well ventilated vehicle! Have you ever been burnt by liquefied gas? I have and you guessed it, it was not cool (no pun in tended). Read the attached MSDS!