While compressed air is quite handy in a work area, it
can be dangerous if not used properly.
Compressed Air Piping Precautions:
1. A blast of air under 40 psi from 4 inches away can rupture an
eardrum or cause brain damage.
2. As little as 12 p.s.i can pop an eyeball from its socket.
3. Air can enter the navel, even through a layer of clothing, and
inflate and rupture the intestines.
4. Directed at the mouth, compressed air can rupture the lungs.
The following guidelines will reduce the risk of injury
when using compressed air piping systems:
1. Examine all hoses and connections to see that they are in good
condition before turning the pressure on.
2. Never point the air hose nozzle at any part of your body or at
any other person.
3. Never look into the end of a compressed air device.
4. No horseplay with air hose.
5. Never kink the hose to stop airflow - turn it off at the control
6. When using air for cleaning, make sure the pressure is no higher
than 30 p.s.i.
7. When using air for cleaning, make sure the pressure is no higher
than 30 p.s.i.
8. Always wear eye proection when using compressed air.
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