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    New Safety Pictograms Like other energy sources, using compressed air involves certain risks....

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New Safety Pictograms

Like other energy sources, using compressed air involves certain risks. Every year, many accidents and injuries are caused by improper use of compressed air. Companies have a responsibility to comply with current safety standards and provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees.

This is why TOPRING offers a complete range of safety & prevention products for the compressed air network. These products are identified in the catalogue by 5 pictograms.

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SAFETY

This generic pictogram indicates that the product is considered safe, that is, specific safety features to prevent work accidents and personal injury.

EXAMPLES OF SAFETY PRODUCTS

  • Quick disconnect couplings
  • Safety valves to prevent hose whips in case of breakage of pipes
  • Safe blow guns with an outlet pressure of less than 30 PSI in case of nozzle obstruction

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LOCKOUT

This pictogram indicates that it is possible to add a lock in the product locking latch. This cuts out the air supply, allowing downstream maintenance to be carried out safely.

EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS

  • Lockable ball valves
  • Exhaust valves for FRL

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NOISE REDUCTION

This pictogram indicates that this product features a noise level control and is not harmful to the hearing health of the user.

EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS

  • Low-decibel blow guns
  • Mufflers for pneumatic valves

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ERGONOMICS

This pictogram indicates that the product helps prevent physical injury of the user mainly at the level of the wrist.

EXAMPLES OF SOLUTIONS

  • Products offering directional flexibility (e.g. variable connections)
  • Reduction of the tension on the wrist, hand, elbow and shoulder by a heavy tool (e.g. balancers)
  • Ergonomically designed product to reduce hand fatigue and minimize the development of carpal tunnel syndrome

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MEETING OSHA STANDARDS

This pictogram indicates that the product meets OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards, a US federal government agency that works to prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths in the workplace.

EXAMPLES OF OSHA STANDARDS

  • Maintaining the static outlet pressure of a blow gun at less than 30 PSI even if the nozzle tip is obstructed
  • Protection against fallout of blown debris
  • Daily allowance of exposure to noise at work (hearing health)

Find them now in the TOPRING Catalogue No. 16!