Compressed air, as a tool for cleaning down or de‐dusting overalls and clothing, always has the potential to be extremely dangerous.
The dangers of de‐dusting with compressed air
Compressed air can:
- force an eye from its socket
- rupture the lungs, stomach and intestines, if blown into the mouth
- penetrate human skin and if it enters the blood stream that air can be fatal by causing a heart attack
- puncture an ear drum and cause deafness
- blast poisonous particles into your body (where they immediately combine with your blood) if you have been painting or are covered with dirt or soot
The dangers of cleaning machinery and equipment with compressed air are
- that metal chips or dust can injure the eye
- some of the fluids removed by compressed air can evaporate into mist which can cause a health hazard
- compressed air is very loud and can cause hearing problems
- it causes high wear on machinery
A safe alternative to using compressed air for blowing down workers
The JetBlack Safety range of personnel cleaning booths and stations provides a safe solution to de-dusting workers and cleaning dust off equipment.
Dynamic Engineering Australia is the Australasian distributor for JetBlack Safety personnel cleaning stations and booths- blower-driven air that offers a safe alternative to using compressed air for cleaning workers in dusty environments.