Guardair Corp.'s Bert Perry notes OSHA standards apply to safety tools using compressed air

Bert Perry, marketing manager of Guardair Corp., recently addressed air gun safety in a question and answer interview with Professional Tool & Equipment News.


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PTEN: Can you provide an overview of the OSHA standards as they apply to safety air tools that use compressed air?

Perry: Air guns utilize existing plant compressed air in their operation -- compressed air that can be extremely dangerous if misused, or if horseplay in the workplace takes place. Not only can workers be severely injured from the use of noncompliant, illegal air guns, but compliance failures can mean steep fines for violators. Although the OSHA standards pertaining to air guns are somewhat lengthy, the following images summarize OSHA's three main concerns:  ...

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