Resources and External Links
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Protect-Air’s March 2014 Newsletter
Read about a recent injury to a worker in Europe resulting from the failure of a compressed air coupling. The injury and several similar near misses resulted in an investigation of how to safely work with compressed air. This independent investigation resulted in the business installing HoseGuard, compressed air safety fuses to mitigate the problem and substantially reduce the risk to their workers and machinery.
It is well established that Compressed Air is a potentially dangerous resource being used in businesses every day. But did you know that it not only causes severe injuries, but can kill?
Don’t just take our word for the issues relating to Compressed Air Safety. Below are a series of independent, external web-links and videos that help explain Compressed Air Safety and the risks associated with operating compressed air in your business.
Minerals Industry Risk Management Gateway
Click on the link to read real cases of Hose Bursts that have killed and severely injured Australian workers. This link also includes advice following near misses and other resources to better manage your compressed air work practices and systems.Go to MIRMGate website
MIRMgate is a not for profit initiative of the University of Queensland to provide the minerals industry with comprehensive safety information.
Compressed Air Safety Video
The following is a US video produced to demonstrate the general safe operating procedures and risks associated with using compressed air in your business. WARNING – there are several graphic images of injuries caused by compressed air accidents in this video, so please exercise your personal discretion at viewing the video.
Disclaimer – This video should be used as information only and does not form any legal or expert advice. Australis has no commercial or other association with the producer of the video. This is a US video and may include advice that is specific to the USA only. Australis does not vouch for the accuracy of the information and we strongly recommend that the watcher undertakes their own due diligence, including legal assessment, of their responsibilities regarding the responsibilities of using compressed air in their operations.
Compressed Air accident in NZ
A New Zealand man slipped while attending to his truck and fell on the truck’s compressed air reservoir nipple (used for the trucks braking system), which impaled him and resulted in his body being rapidly filled with 100psi air. The accident caused his body to inflate, putting pressure on organs such as his lungs.
Doctors later told the man that the air separated fat from muscle, and were surprised it did not break his skin.