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  • Top 12 Compressed Air Safety Guidelines

    2011-7-20 · 1. Never apply compressed air to the skin or direct it at a person. Even air at a pressure of 15 psig can cause serious injury. Never use a compressed air hose to clean dirt or dust from your clothing or body. 2. When using compressed air for cleaning purposes, ensure pressure does not exceed 30 psig (per OSHA regulations).

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  • 9 Dangers Of Compressed Air | The Safety Brief

    2020-7-1 · Flexible hoses under high pressure can be found in many different industries and can contain various substances. The risk of injury from hose whip is greatest with high pressure or liquefied gases due to the rapid change in pressure resulting from a failure (for example, compressor air hoses, gas cylinder manifold connections and tanker hoses).

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  • Colorectal injury by compressed air: the rule of ...

    2017-1-1 · The majority of cases of colorectal injury by compressed air are due to the insertion of the air hose directly into the rectum, and the first such case was reported by Stone in 1904. 3 However, there are very few cases reported in the literature whereby the injuries occurred while the air hose was held outside of the patient's clothing, at a ...

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  • Snaking air hose – IMCA

    2004-3-1 · Snaking air hose. A mechanic had started a deck air compressor, when the sudden delivery of pressurised air through the delivery hose caused momentary snaking of the hose. The mechanic acted in a calm manner and switched off the compressor immediately. Fortunately no one was positioned close to the coiled hose, so nobody was injured.

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  • Hose Whip Safety - Ways to Avoid Injury

    Hose pipes, one of the efficient delivery systems used extensively in the environmental construction industry, pose a major risk when air trapped in them becomes compressed temporarily. This compressed air when being released causes the hose to whip powerfully creating a hazard to nearby workers, machine operators and equipment.

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  • Safe management of air compressor hose lines

    2021-3-16 · Modern air compressors are now capable of delivering working pressures that would not have been available a few years ago. The use of air-powered plant and equipment has become routine with the heightened risk of creating dangerous situations and accidents involving personal injury.

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  • Hose Safety Whip Checks - Capital Rubber Corp

    Hose Safety Whip Checks are recommended in all pressurized hose applications over 1/2 inch, in order to keep operators and job sites safe. To prevent serious injury due to hose or coupling failure, install a Whip Check at each hose connection and from equipment air source to the hose.

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  • Hydraulic injection injury - HSE

    2019-12-5 · hydraulic injury having already occurred resulting in significant injury to a member of staff. These safety bulletins, produced in-house by commercial companies and self-published via the internet, contain accurate and pertinent information on …

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  • Air Safety Check Valve Selection - Compressed Air Hose

    2017-8-22 · Installing an air safety check valve is as easy as threading it in-line following the directional arrows. But where it is installed and which valve is selected can mean the difference between simply passing a regulatory inspection and preventing serious injury to operators and bystanders alike. A compressed air hose can be equally or more dangerous than a hydraulic hose.

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  • Chicago Coupling — Hose Safety Whip Check Products

    Hose Safety Check Valves are designed to cut off the air-flow on a pneumatic hose line if a surge in flow is detected which would indicate a hose or coupling failure. This device, when used properly, greatly reduces risk in the workplace by automatically turning off air …

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  • Compressed Air Safety – 5 Hazards to Avoid | Creative ...

    2014-12-22 · Since the air comes out so quickly, however, it can be forced down into the lungs, stomach or even intestines. When this occurs, they can rupture and cause very serious injury or even death. Broken Skin – When blowing compressed air on the skin it can actually break through it, and enter the bloodstream. In addition to the serious skin damage ...

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  • Cleaning with Compressed Air : OSH Answers

    Second, the compressed air itself is also a serious hazard. On rare occasions, some of the compressed air can enter the blood stream through a break in the skin or a body opening. An air bubble in the blood stream is known medically as an embolism, a dangerous medical condition in which a blood vessel is blocked, in this case, by an air bubble.

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  • Compressed air blast injury with palpebral, orbital ...

    2013-11-7 · To the best of our knowledge, only 14 cases of orbital or periorbital compressed air injuries from air guns or hoses have been reported in the literature. A 30-year-old man was accidentally injured when a compressed air hose nozzle hit his right eye. The right half of his face was markedly swollen and a skin laceration near the right medial canthus was identified.

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  • Snaking air hose – IMCA

    2004-3-1 · Snaking air hose. A mechanic had started a deck air compressor, when the sudden delivery of pressurised air through the delivery hose caused momentary snaking of the hose. The mechanic acted in a calm manner and switched off the compressor immediately. Fortunately no one was positioned close to the coiled hose, so nobody was injured.

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  • Injuries - The Jetters Edge - Jetting Nozzles - Jetting Hose

    2021-5-22 · The resulting subcutaneous emphysema can be an indication of the extensive internal damage. A classic radiographic appearance of diffuse subcutaneous air may be found. High pressure water jet injuries present with several unique features. The external manifestations in the injury are unreliable in predicting the extent of internal damage.

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  • Hose Whip Safety - Ways to Avoid Injury

    Hose pipes, one of the efficient delivery systems used extensively in the environmental construction industry, pose a major risk when air trapped in them becomes compressed temporarily. This compressed air when being released causes the hose to whip powerfully creating a hazard to nearby workers, machine operators and equipment.

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  • Air Hose Restraints — DrillSafe

    2018-1-22 · High pressure air is a potentially lethal hazard and so it is essential that the hazards and associated risks are clearly understood by all involved in these types of drilling operations. The whipping motion of a failed high-pressure air hose can be extremely violent and can result in serious injury, property damage or death.

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  • Hydraulic injection injury - HSE

    2019-12-5 · hydraulic injury having already occurred resulting in significant injury to a member of staff. These safety bulletins, produced in-house by commercial companies and self-published via the internet, contain accurate and pertinent information on …

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  • Brit. Ophthal. Compressed air injury of

    Compressed air injury ofthe eye Xrayshoweddelineation ofthe globebyair (Fig. 2), buttomogramsshowedno ethmoid fracture or blow-out fracture ofthe orbital floor. FIG. 2 Radiograph oforbits, showing the left globe surrounded by air (arrows) Treatnient Hewasgiven systemic and topical antibiotics, andwithin 4weeks the diplopia andemphysemahad resolved …

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  • Hazards of compressed air and compressed air equipment ...

    2020-5-5 · 5. Never point the nozzle of an air hose at anyone and never use compressed air to clean debris from a person’s skin or clothing. 6. Ensure all air receivers are equipped with a pressure gauge, safety release valve and a drain valve located at the bottom of the receiver. 7. Never use compressed air to transfer flammable liquids. 8.

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  • Air Compressor Safety | Working Safely with Compressed Air

    2015-9-23 · The other is a whip-inhibiting device that is placed along the coupling of a hose. If an air hose does start whipping around uncontrollably or another similar air hose problem occurs, don’t try to stop and control it by grabbing the hose. To prevent injury, turn off the air source before touching the hose.

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  • Compressed Air Safety » Environmental Health & Safety ...

    Hose ends must be secured to prevent whipping if an accidental cut or break occurs. Pneumatic impact tools, such as riveting guns, should never be pointed at a person. Before a pneumatic tool is disconnected (unless it has quick disconnect plugs), the air supply must be turned off at the control valve and the tool bled.

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