Almost all manufacturer processes involve some type of air compression. Because it is so common, it sometimes gets overlooked. Even though it is a normal thing to use, there are still safety issues that arise. Here are six safety tips to keep in mind while using compressed air.
1. Watch Where You Point It
Be sure to never point it at yourself or those around you. While it may seem like a good idea to use air compression to clean yourself off, it is not safe. There have been many injuries from doing so.
2. Always Follow the Rules
Before using air compression for any project, be sure to follow all the rules. Check the limitations and how much pressure you should be using and adjust accordingly. Too much pressure can be quite dangerous and may ruin your project as well.
3. Check Equipment Before Use
It is also essential to always do a safety check on your equipment before using it. Make sure the hoses and lines are in good condition and have no holes. Replace your damaged hoses and other equipment to keep you safe while using compressed air.
You should also use an OHSA approved nozzle. These nozzles help control the air pressure to lessen the chance of getting injured.
4. Protect Yourself
Using compressed air, can cause items to fly around increasing the likelihood of an injury. Always wear protective gear while using air compression. This includes:
- Safety glasses
- Face masks and shields
- Hearing protection
- Protective clothes
- Dust mask
5. Read Instruction Manual
It is always important to familiarize yourself with the instruction manual that came with your air compressor. Each compressor is different and will require additional safety measures. Doing so will keep those around you, and yourself, safe from harm and danger.
6. Use nexAir KnowHow Team
Using nexAir is always a smart choice. Their KnowHow team will always offer great expertise and amazing service that goes beyond just supplying products. If you have any questions or simply need some advice, the nexAir KnowHow team is there to help no matter what!
Using these safety tips will help keep you and those around you safe while using compressed air. Following these guidelines are crucial even if you use air compression daily.
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