To The Point About: Compressed Air Safety
Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards that can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is the one presented by the use of compressed air to power our tools and equipment. Ensuring that we use compressed air safely can prevent injuries and save lives. That is the point of our facility’s policies regarding the use of compressed air and that is the point of this program. So, pay close attention as we get to the point about compressed air safety. Topics include pre-use inspection, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, hazards of cleaning with compressed air, pressure-reducing nozzles and dead man’s switches and why cleaning the body with compressed air is so dangerous.