Government Requirements & Approvals
Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic, Corrosion-Resistant Tools and
Recommended for use in hazardous environments where flammable
or combustible vapors, liquids, dusts or residues are present.
USFA/FEMA (U.S. Fire Administration / Federal Emergency
Management Agency) "Hazardous Materials Response Technology
Assessment" states, "Ordinary hand tools are usually
made of steel, which can cause sparks if struck, scraped,
or dropped which can be disastrous in an explosive atmosphere.
Tools used in a hazardous materials incident MUST be constructed
of non-sparking, non-ferrous, non-magnetic corrosion resistant
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) document "Hand
and Power Tools" states, "Iron or steel hand tools
may produce sparks that can be an ignition source around
flammable substances. Where this hazard exists, spark-resistant
tools should be used..."
Ampco Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic and Corrosion-Resistant
Hand Tools conform to Federal, GSA, Military, as well as
other international standards. Non-sparking or intrinsically
safe tools are required and/or recommended many Federal agencies
including OSHA, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Mine Safety and
Health Administration (MSHA), National Institute for Occupational
Safety & Health (NIOSH) and Supervisor of Shipbuilding & Repair
(SUPSHIP) to name a few.
AMPCO Beryllium Free Tools are backed with a Lifetime Warranty
and are approved by Factory Mutual for use in hazardous environments.
In general, Non-Sparking Tools should be used in any environment
where ignition sources are a concern.
Applications include, but not limited
- Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO)
- Collection, Holding and Transfer (CHT)
- Hot Work
- Work in Confined Space
- Transportation (airports, railroads, tanker trucks, shipyards),
Chemical, Petrochemical and Gas Operations
- City, State and Federal Governments (utilities, waste
management, Hazmat, WMD)
- General Dust Environments (grain, mining, paper/pulp
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