- Media-Blast couplings conveying silica sand create a hazardous condition. Silica sand creates silica dust which can cause respiratory diseases. Operators must follow the Media-Blasting Machine Manufacturer’s and OSHA safety guidelines when working with silica sand..
- Check couplings and hose clamps regularly and tighten or replace if necessary.
- Use retaining devices, such as safety cables, chains, or clips, to prevent accidental separation.