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| Standard Number:||1926.0000 ; 1926.302(b); 1926.302(b)(1); 1926.302(b)(4); 1926.302(b)(5); 1926.302(b)(7); 1926.300; 1926.300(a); 1926.151(a)(5); 1926.152(i)(6); 1915; 1917|
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(1) Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.General requirements are set forth in §1926.300. Among other issues, those provisions address:
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(4) Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 p.s.i. and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment which meets the requirements of subpart E of this part. The 30 p.s.i. requirement does not apply for concrete form, mill scale and similar cleaning purposes.
(5) The manufacturer's safe operating pressure for hoses, pipes, valves, filters, and other fittings shall not be exceeded.
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(7) All hoses exceeding ½-inch inside diameter shall have a safety device at the source of supply or branch line to reduce pressure in case of hose failure.
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(a) Condition of tools. All hand and power tools and similar equipment, whether furnished by the employer or the employee, shall be maintained in a safe condition.Additional provisions of general applicability are also set forth in §1926.301, Hand tools.
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