According to OSHA 1910.242(b), compressed air may only be used for cleaning if the pressure is lower than 30 psi (210 kPa) and both chip guards and personal protective equipment are used.
There are two ways to prevent non-compliance with OSHA 1910.242(b); either by regulating the pressure by means of an air pressure reducer or a specially designed nozzle. The air gun can either reduce the pressure by means of a built-in pressure reducer or by the use of technology that reduces the pressure in the event of a total blockage.
To avoid non-compliance with OSHA 1910.242(b), the pressure must be under 30 psi when the air leaves the blowing system. An air pressure gauge is the easiest way to find out the air pressure.
Silvent can help you eliminate the risk of non-compliance with OSHA 1910.242(b), while maintaining an effective blowing force. Read more about how Silvent can help you eliminate OSHA violation.