TAKE CARE WITH COMPRESSED AIR, SAFETY GUIDELINES
- Never apply compressed air at your skin or direct it at another person or animal.
- When using air for cleaning, make sure the pressure does not exceed 30PSIG, as per OSHA regulations and always wear approved safety goggles or a face shield.
- Wear ear protection. Exposure to excessive noise can damage hearing. Noise reducing mufflers can be fitted to machines to lessen the effects of noise hazard.
- Never crimp, couple or uncouple pressurized hose. Shut off the valves and bleed down pressure before making any hose connections.
- Use heavy-duty clamps and fittings made especially for compressed air hose. Use only the correct type and size of hose end fittings and connectors.
- When blowing compressed air through a hose or air line, ensure that the open end is held securely. A free end can whip around and cause injuries. Open the supply air valve carefully and ensure that any ejected particles be restrained. A blocked hose can become a dangerous “compressed air gun”.
- Do not use air directly from a compressor for breathing purpose unless the system has been specifically designed for such purpose and suitable breathing air filters and regulators are in place.
- Only pressure vessels built to national or international standards should be used for air receivers. Never install safety relief valves that have a higher PSIG rating than the pressure vessel to which you are installing.