#30 Compressors

  • Are compressors equipped with pressure relief valves, and pressure gauges?
  • Are compressor air intakes installed and equipped to ensure that only clean air enters the compressor?
  • Are air filters installed on the compressor intake?
  • Are safety devices on compressed air systems checked frequently?
  • Before repair work is done on the pressure system, 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 for the front, back, top, and sides?
  • Is it strictly prohibited to direct compressed air toward a person?
  • Are employees prohibited from using highly compressed air for cleaning purposes?
  • If compressed air is used for cleaning off clothing, is the pressure reduced to less than 10 psi?
  • When using compressed air for cleaning, do employees use personal protective equipment?
  • Are safety chains or other suitable locking devices used at couplings or high pressure hose lines where a connection failure would create a hazard?