May 19, 2024

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Did You Know That OSHA Requires a Compressed Air Safety Shut-Off Valve?

The OSHA Safety Standard Regulation 29CFR CHXVII Paragraph 1926.302(b)(7) states: All hoses exceeding 1/2-inch inside diameter shall have a safety device at the source of supply or branch line to reduce pressure in case of hose failure.

Prevent dangerous air hose whips and accidents. Protect your most important assets: Your employees and their equipment.

OSHA COMPRESSED AIR SAFETY SHUT-OFF VALVES offers simple but efficient protection to pneumatic systems in the event of a broken compressed air hose or pipe.

Saftey is what this is all about for you, your business and your employees. Don’t let a “mising” safety valve cause accidents. Make sure all your air hoses 1/2 inch and larger in diameter have the OSHA required safety shut-off valve.

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Another OSHA guideline publication states: “Hoses, cables, and other equipment shall be kept clear of passageways, ladders and stairs.”

OSHA says reduce your slips, trips and falls.

Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, which cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.

The OSHA standard for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. ( from OSHA.gov )

Consider adding reels to increase safety & efficiency with your electrical cords, welding cables, air hose, oil, grease, liquid/water or fuel hoses. This could be one of your most effective equipment additions you’ll ever make… as well as one of the safest!

Reels are suitable for many applications – such as industrial, automotive, marine, chemical, welding, petroleum, food processing, aviation, and electrical.

Reels are used to transfer air, water, motor oil, transmission fluid, grease, gear oil, anti-freeze, diesel fuels, welding gases, fuel oil, liquid pesticides, fertilizers, detergents, hydraulic oils, cutting oils, printing inks, solvents, chemicals, and blacktop sealers.

Probably one of the largest uses of hose reels is for Compressed Air. Compressed air is clean, readily available, and simple to use. As a result, compressed air is often chosen for applications for which other energy sources are more economical.

Inappropriate uses of compressed air include any application that can be done more effectively or more efficiently by a method other than compressed air.

Don’t WASTE your Compressed Air. Check your facility for wasteful and perhaps even unsafe uses of compressed air.

Bottom Line: Invest in durable, quality reels that make hoses, cords and cables more productive, keep them easily accessible and make them last longer.