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Compressors and Compressed Air Checklist

____ Are compressors equipped with pressure-relief valves and pressure gauges?

____ Are compressor air intakes installed and equipped to ensure that only clean, uncontaminated air enters the compressor?

____ Are air filters installed on the compressor intake?

____ Are compressors operated and lubricated in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations?

____ Are safety devices on compressed air systems check frequently?

____ Before any repair work is done on the pressure systems of the compressor, is the pressure bled off and the system locked out?

____ Are signs posted to warn of the automatic starting feature of the compressors?

____ Is the belt drive system totally enclosed to provide protection on the front, back, top, and sides?

____ Is it strictly prohibited to direct compressed air toward a person?

____ Are employees prohibited from using compressed air (at over 29 psi)for cleaning purposes?

____ Are employees prohibited from cleaning off clothing with compressed air?

____ When using compressed air for cleaning, do employees use personal protective equipment?

____ Are safety chains or other suitable locking devices used at couplings of high pressure hose lines where a connection failure would create a hazard?

____ Before compressed air is used to empty containers of liquid, is the safe working pressure of the container checked?

____ When compressed air is used with abrasive blast cleaning equipment, is the operating valve a type that must be held open manually?

____ When compressed air is used to inflate auto tires, is a clip-on chuck (and an inline regulator present to 40 psi) required?

____ Is it prohibited to use compressed air to clean up or move combustible dust, if such action could cause the dust to be suspended in the air and cause a fire or explosion?

____ If plastic piping is used, is it the plastic approved for air line service? (ABS is Okay - PVC is not)