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COMMITTED TO HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS SAFETY

Posted on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 @ 10:09 AM

Hydraulic and pneumatic material transport systems use pressurized fluids, often under high pressure, to do their work.  Failure in these types of systems can result in property damage, personal injury or even death.  Because of this potential it is essential to follow safe practices in assembling and working with pressurized systems and their components.

Hose & Fittings, Etc. is committed to our customer's safe use of the products we supply.  As an authorized Parker Hannifin full-line fluid connector products distributor we can offer our valued customers and their employees training in Parker Hannifin's SafetyWorks program.

SafetyWorks training promotes awareness of the importance of following proper practices and maintaining safe conditions with regard to fluid systems. It is offered to help prevent injury to people and damage to property from escaping fluids and component failures.

The program is a series of three 20 - 30 minute modules. They can be delivered within an existing training schedule or can be used as a supplementary program, for noon-time learning, at plant shift changes, or at the beginning or end of the day.  Here's an overview of the three training modules:   

Injection Injuries

Injection injuries can have potentially devastating outcomes. An injection injury may appear insignificant to an uninformed person, so workers may delay seeking treatment which can be extremely dangerous.  See our blog for a True Story About a Hydraulic Injection Injury.

S.T.A.M.P. Selection Process

Proper hose selection is critical to system performance and reliability. S.T.A.M.P. is a systematic method of product selection to assist in identifying fluid connectors and conductors for different applications.

SAE Hose Safety Standards

Improper selection or use of hose, tubing, fittings or related accessories can cause death, personal injury and property damage. By following safety standards when designing and/or using fluid systems, users can reduce the risk of these occurrences.

Posted by Karl Styrsky

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