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Hitachi EC 189 Safety Instructions: Safety; Important Safety Instructions For Use Of The Compressor

Hitachi air compressor instruction manual & safety instructions.
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WARNING: Death or serious bodily injury could result from improper or unsafe use of this compressor.
To avoid these risks, follow these basic safety instructions.
1.
NEVER TOUCH MOVING PARTS.
Never place your hands, fingers or other body parts
near this compressor's moving parts.
Never insert your fingers or other objects into the
housing's ventilator. Such an action invites the danger
of injuries or electric shocks.
2.
NEVER OPERATE WITHOUT ALL GUARDS IN PLACE.
Never operate this compressor without any guards or
safety features in place and in proper working
condition. Always unplug the air compressor before
removing any guard. Replace damaged covers/guards
before using the air compressor. If maintenance or
servicing requires the removal of guard or safety
features, be sure to replace the guard or safety
features before resuming operation of this compressor.
3.
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTION.
Risk of injury. Always wear ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses
or equivalent eye protection. Compressed air must
never be aimed at anyone or any part of the body. Use
ear protection as air flow noise is loud when draining.
4.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Don't expose this compressor to rain. Never operate
this compressor in damp or wet locations.
Make sure the air compressor is plugged into a
properly grounded outlet which provides correct
voltage and adequate fuse protection. Disconnect
when not in use.
Check power cord for signs of crushing, cutting or
heat damage. Replace faulty cord before use.
Keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do not
allow electrical cords to lay in water or in such a
position where water could come in contact with
them. Do not touch plug with wet hands. Do not pull
on the electrical cord to disconnect from the outlet.
Any electrical wiring or repairs performed on this air
compressor should be done by Authorized Service
Personnel in accordance with National and Local
electrical codes.
To reduce risk of electric shock, do not remove cover.
5.
SHUT DOWN THE AIR COMPRESSOR
Before servicing, inspecting, maintaining, cleaning,
replacing or checking any parts, always to stop the air
compressor, relieve pressure and unplug the air
compressor from the power source.
6.
AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Do not carry the compressor while it is connected to
its power source or when the air tank is filled with
compressed air. Be sure the knob of the motor/
pressure switch in the "OFF" position before
connecting the compressor to its power source.

SAFETY

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR USE OF THE COMPRESSOR
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
7.
STORE COMPRESSOR PROPERLY.
When not in use, this compressor should be stored in
indoor dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Lock-
out the storage area.
8.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas invite injuries. Always clear all work
areas of unnecessary tools, debris, furniture, etc.
9.
CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT.
Risk of electric shock. Don't expose this compressor to
rain. Don't use this compressor in damp or wet
locations.
Risk of fire or explosion. Keep work area well lit and
well ventilated. Always operate air compressor in a
well ventilated area free of flammable vapors,
combustible dust, gases or other combustible
materials. Do not carry and operate the compressor or
any other electrical device near the spray area. Don't
use compressor in the presence of flammable liquids
or gases.
Compressor produces sparks during operation. Never
use compressor in sites containing lacquer, paint,
benzine, thinner, gasoline, gases, adhesive agents,
and other materials which are combustible or
explosive. Do not smoke if spraying flammable
material. Locate the air compressor at least 20 feet
(6 m) away from the spray area. (An additional hose
may be required.)
Never place objects against or on top of air
compressor. Operate air compressor at least 12 inches
(30 cm) away from any wall or obstruction that would
restrict proper ventilation.
In order to avoid damaging this compressor, do not
allow the unit to be tilted more than 10° when
operating.
10. KEEP VISITORS AWAY.
Do not let visitors contact compressor extension cord.
All visitors should be kept safely away from work
area.
11. DRESS PROPERLY.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be
caught in moving parts.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
12. DON'T ABUSE CORD.
Never yank it to disconnect from receptacle.
Keep cord from heat, oil and sharp edges.
13. MAINTAIN COMPRESSOR WITH CARE.
Follow instructions for lubricating.
Inspect cords periodically and if damaged, have
repaired by authorized service center. Inspect
extension cords periodically and replace if damaged.
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