Hydraulic systems safety

Quick Facts
Popular hydraulic systems must store fluid under
high pressure.
Three kinds of hazards exist: burns from the hot,
high pressure spray of fluid; bruises, cuts or
abrasions from flailing hydraulic lines and
hydraulic injection of fluid into the skin.
Safe hydraulic system performance requires
general maintenance.
Proper coupling of high and low pressure
hydraulic components and pressure relief
valves are important safety measures.