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Air Compressors (2019)

Start:May 19, 2024

Duration:5 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from the 2019 Cal/OSHA Pocke ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for air compressors.

The topics we will cover are:

-Warning Signs
-Safety Values
-Required Draining of Air Tanks
-Fan Guards Requirements
-Rolling Requirements

After each of the next 6 Steps, select the 'Successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

Select 'Successful' now and proceed.

Step 2


Employers must obtain a Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) permit for the air tanks of air compressors operated at a work site.

The exception is a follows: No permit is required for tanks with a diameter of less than 6 inches, tanks equipped with a safety valve set to open at no more than 15 psi pressure, or tanks having a volume of 1 1/2 cubic feet or less with a safety valve set to open at no more than 150 psi.

Step 3

Warning Signs

Warning signs are required for electric air compressors equipped with an automatic-start function.

Step 4

Safety Values

Safety valves must be popped weekly.

Step 5

Required Draining of Air Tanks

Air tanks must be drained per manufacturer’s recommendation.

Step 6

Fan Guards Requirements

Fans shall be guarded with a shroud or side screens.

Step 7

Rolling Requirements

Portable air compressors on wheels must be prevented from rolling.

Step 8

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the CaL/OSHA safety regulations for Air Compressors, specifically the requirements for:

-Warning Signs
-Safety Values
-Required Draining of Air Tanks
-Fan Guards Requirements
-Rolling Requirements

Select your response below.

Note: while you don't need to remember all the information in this Navitent, you do need to remember that it is in your Navitent library to refer to when you need it. Go to the Title 8 regulations in the CA Code of Regulations and to the CA Labor Code for detailed information regarding the scope, specifications, and exceptions of a particular regulation and for other requirements that may be applicable to their operations.

Elements (1)

Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide (2022)

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