2014 Volume 5 Issue 3 Pages 159-167
When using high-pressure gas in Japan, we are regulated by High-Pressure Gas Safety Law. This situation is the same in educational and research activities of university. This law was enacted in 1922 (the Taisho era of Japan), and the basic structure of the law has not changed much even now. So far, amendments of the law and related regulations have been repeated on the basis of the gas industrial activities and accidents mainly. The current law has been effective against the safety of production and sales of gas industry. By the way, because it was initially Control Law, what the law does not assume is forbidden fundamentally. It has become an unreasonable regulation for advanced research and development. To promote the education and research under the unreasonable regulations, it is necessary that we engaged in them to take safety measure ourselves. And, we must understand correctly for equipment of high-pressure gas. It is also necessary to rationalize High-Pressure Gas Safety Law and related regulations to realize the educational and research environment of higher level.