Hose & Fittings
OSHA recently announced a new regulation for controlling silica dust that recently went into effect for the construction industry. Silica, which is a mineral found in stone, sand, and soil can cause serious health issues when inhaled. This greatly affects construction workers who use jackhammers to break up stone, brick, or concrete.
Normal equipment doesn't fare well in extreme environments. This extends to the hydraulic hose in your machinery should you use it in the heat or cold. Each exposure decreases the lifespan and effectiveness of your hose if it isn't rated for that environment. But what factors constitute an extreme environment?