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| Standard Number:||1926.302(b)(1)|
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Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.The purpose of this requirement is stated in the plain language of the provision itself - "to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected." This requirement addresses the hazards associated with having a pressurized air hose whipping around if it were to become accidentally disconnected from the pneumatic tool.
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