PROMOTING A SAFE WORKPLACE
A first and foremost concern must be safety in our workplace. Establishing a safe place to work is particularly important in environments in which compressed air systems are used. Because these systems are extremely forceful, implementing safety awareness programs and taking all necessary measures to prevent accidents are critical.
Compressed air has the potential to cause serious injuries. These injuries are primarily due to the force of the air itself and resultant flying debris and materials. Taking care with compressed air is so important, in fact, that such agencies as the International Organization For Standardization (ISO), Comité Europeén de Normalisation (CEN), U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Schweizerische Unfall Versicherungs Anstalt (SUVA), and Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz (BIA), have established numerous directives and standards involving compressed air use and equipment and components.
CEJN believes so strongly in workplace safety that its pneumatics line includes several products that are specially designed to protect individuals from harm by guarding against workplace injuries. Industry standards are utilized as the fundamental framework for the development of CEJN pneumatic products with safety-related designs. Each safety-related product is manufactured with the intent to comply with applicable federal regulations regarding safety requirements in order to achieve CEJN’s strategic objective: providing pneumatic products that promote a safe workplace.
CEJN offers numerous products that promote the use of compressed air in a safe manner, including:
Vented safety couplings with recoil dampening
CEJN’s range of safety couplings for pneumatic applications are designed to prevent hose whipping accidents. By venting the air prior to disconnection the sound level is also reduced to a minimum. The safety range also features the same high flow capacity and low pressure drop design as the standard range.
Couplings with added locking feature
Require operator to deliberately disengage the nipple from the coupling, preventing unintentional disconnection.
Anti-hose whip nipples with recoil dampening
Include a non-return valve that vents downstream pressure when disconnected and reduces noise; secure hose ends to prevent whipping of hose that may occur upon disconnection.
Include vented safety couplings installed on spiral or straight braided hose in a complete safety package.
Blowgun with regulator
Reduces output pressure to a safe level (2 bar/30 PSI) when dead-ended.
Blowgun with Star-Tip
Reduces noise levels down to 85 dB(a) or less; diverts air when dead-ended, preventing pressures exceeding 2 bar (30 PSI).
Hose and cable reels
Most accidents that happen when using compressed air are due to people tripping over the hose lying on the floor.
CEJN Hose Reels keep hose and cable off the floor, therefore preventing personnel to trip and fall.