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Compressed Air Safety: To The Point

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There are numerous kinds of hazards in a workplace that can cause severe injuries, and one such hazard is presented by the use of compressed air to power our tools and equipment. Ensuring the safe use of compressed air prevents injuries and saves lives. After all, harm can come from a wide range of sources, including damaged hoses, flying debris, and dangerous noise levels. This course teaches employees the critical-to-know safe work practices for working with compressed air.

When used properly, compressed air is a vital energy source. However, it can become hazardous when used in an unsafe manner. This course starts by demonstrating a pre-use inspection. The course goes on to demonstrate the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as how to connect, handle, disconnect, and store your equipment. Finally, this course explains the use of pressure-reducing nozzles and dead man’s switches.

Compressed air must be used only for its intended purpose. Even when you follow this basic concept, you must be aware of the hazards involved in working with this invaluable energy source. If you are careless or negligent, you risk serious injury or even death. Utilize the information presented here and learn how to work more safely with compressed air.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 30 days to complete the course

All employees using compressed air

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Connecting The Tool To The Air Hose
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Disconnecting & Storing The Equipment
  • Other Safety Basics
  • Hazards Of Cleaning With Compressed Air
  • Pressure-Reducing Nozzles & Dead Man's Switches
  • Why Cleaning The Body With Compressed Air Is So Dangerous
  • Using Compressed Air Only For Its Intended Purpose

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