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Benefits: Safety

Compressed air is present across just about every industry; companies are using compressed air for many functions; from running huge equipment to powering simple air tools. Compressed air is a valuable utility and is a safe power source when used properly. As with any other energy-carrying power source, compressed air should be regarded with caution and handled with care to avoid accidents and user injury.

There are many standards available that should be consulted when using compressed air such as the following:

  • ANSI/CAGI B19.1, Safety Standard for Air Compressor Systems
  • CAGI B186.1 Safety Code for Portable Air Tools
  • ISO 11148 Series

Be sure to familiarize yourself with some of the OSHA regulations as well:

Read OSHA Regulations

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