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Ensuring Hydraulic Safety: A Comprehensive Guide to OSHA Guideline

August 2, 2023

Ensuring Hydraulic Safety: OSHA Guidelines


Hydraulic systems play a vital role in various industries, but their power comes with potential hazards. To address these risks, OSHA has established guidelines for hydraulic safety:

Understanding Hydraulic Hazards

  • High Pressure
  • Fluid Injection Injuries
  • Pinching and Crushing
  • Ejected Parts

OSHA's Hydraulic Safety Guidelines

OSHA's guidelines aim to mitigate these hazards and ensure workplace safety:

  1. Training and Education
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  3. Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  4. Inspections and Maintenance
  5. Safe Operating Practices
  6. Emergency Response Plans
  7. Hazard Communication


Hydraulic systems offer benefits but also present safety challenges. Adhering to OSHA's guidelines is imperative:

  • Proper training
  • Use of PPE
  • Lockout/tagout procedures
  • Regular maintenance
  • Safe operating protocols

By following these steps, employers and workers can ensure a safer workplace when dealing with hydraulic systems.

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