The ASM "Thermal Spray Society Recommended Practices Committee, Subcommittee for Occupational Safety" is responsible for the development and dissemination of "Practical recommendations for thermal spraying work." This document is intended for people who have responsibility for the safe and effective use of thermal spray equipment. These are subject to internal and external reviews by experts experienced in the matter before they are made available to the general public via the ASM website. This article deals with the practical recommendations for handling compressed gases for thermal spraying. Safety risks and corresponding precautionary measures are presented in connection with instructions for checking and maintenance as well as for the safe handling and handling of pressurized gas cylinders. Paper includes a German-language abstract.