Hose Safety Awareness Week – Fluid Injection Safety!

The National Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) hosts an annual Hose Safety Institute Awareness Week. This week-long event is designed to promote hose safety awareness and educate people about the importance of proper hose assembly, installation, and maintenance.

At Hydraquip we are committed to hose safety essentials. One way we demonstrate this is to ensure we are implementing the latest in hose assembly, quality, and reliability best practices.

An important safety guideline that is often overlooked is Fluid Injection Safety Awareness.

Imagine a fine stream of pressurized fluid escaping from a hydraulic hose and entering the skin.  This is a very real concern for anyone who works around heavy machinery.  In the unfortunate event of a fluid injection accident, seeking medical attention promptly is crucial.  Any fluid that enters the skin requires immediate surgical removal within a very short window, as delays could lead to serious complications like gangrene.  This isn’t a situation to take lightly, and it shouldn’t be treated like a simple cut.

To help you stay prepared, Hydraquip recommends keeping a Fluid Injection Safety Card, like the one available from the International Fluid Power Society, on your person at all times. This card offers essential information to share with your doctor in the event of a fluid injection accident.

  • Type of fluid involved.
  • The amount of fluid injected.
  • The pressure of the injected fluid.
  • The extent of the injected material’s spread.
  • The time that elapsed between the injection and treatment.

Hydraquip has partnered with the International Fluid Power Society to offer you these Fluid Injection Safety cards for free!  We are giving away 200 of these Fluid Injection Safety Cards while supplied last.  To claim yours, simply fill out the form here.  We’ll be happy to send you up to four cards free of charge.  Stay safe and informed.

For more in-depth information regarding fluid injection safety, check out this video from the IFPS.