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04/29/2011

NAHAD's new Hose Safety Institute

NAHAD's new Hose Safety Institute provides an exciting forum for Distributors, Manufacturers, suppliers, end-users and industry organizations to support and promote hose assembly safety, quality and reliability.

The Institute's core deliverables are the NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines; performance standards for hose assembly design, fabrication, handling and management as provided by qualified Hose Safety Institute Members. The Institute is managed by NAHAD's Standards Committee and supported by the new Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council.

The Institute works to:

  • Maintain and update the NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines;
  • Identify emerging issues, critical applications, or other topics of interest;
  • Serve as a forum for addressing industry issues, providing appropriate input to the Hose Assembly Guidelines and ensuring ongoing industry dialogue and communications;
  • Provide educational resources and tools to Institute Members and to end-users who support hose assembly quality, safety and reliability; and,
  • Identify and engage industry organizations and related agencies involved in, or impacting, hose safety, quality and reliability.

The Institute is composed of:

  • Hose Safety Institute Members - NAHAD Distributor, Manufacturer, and Associate members who have met a stringent set of requirements demonstrating their support for, and compliance with, NAHAD's Hose Assembly Guidelines (formerly called 'NAHAD Listed Members');
  • The Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council - invited professionals who have particular expertise, experience in, and/or a broad range of perspectives regarding hose safety. The Council serves as a forum for providing evaluation, review and feedback regarding the Hose Assembly Guidelines, as well as addressing key issues, emerging technologies and/or processes related to hose assembly safety, quality and reliability. Council members are drawn from academia, industry, standards/regulatory bodies, related associations and/or industry groups and government agencies. Participation on the Council is by invitation from NAHAD, with individuals selected based on one or more of the following criteria:
    • Professional expertise in industrial safety, engineering or industrial technologies
    • Commitment to hose assembly safety, quality and reliability
    • Technical skills related to industrial hose applications serving various markets
    • Key leader of a standards-setting, academic, regulatory or industry organization

More information is available at nahad.org and at www.hosesafetyinstitute.org">hosesafetyinstitute.org. 


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