OSHA Hose Safety Whip Check CableHose Safety Whip Checks are recommended in all pressurized hose applications over 1/2 inch, in order to keep operators and job sites safe. To prevent serious injury due to hose or coupling failure, install a Whip Check at each hose connection and from equipment / air source to the hose. Spring-loaded loops easily adjust to slip over the couplings and maintain a firm grip on the hose.  Also known as whip arrestors or hose choker cables, these cables are a necessity for all pneumatic supply hose applications.

Whip checks should be installed in the fully extended position (no slack) for proper safety assurance.

Hose Safety Whip Checks, along with pneumatic check valves and safety clips, are integral products for a safe pneumatic hose system. Regular inspection and replacement of worn components is also imperative in maintaining a safe system and workplace. Always replace whip checks if a failure incident occurs, as this can cause damage to the cable and connections.

  • Available in four sizes for a range from 1/2″ through 4″ hose diameters
  • Available as hose-to-hose (shown) or hose-to-tool styles (larger loop one side) 
  • Stainless Steel cables are available for corrosive environment applications
  • Each cable is tagged with safety and installation details
  • Rated at 200 PSI air service with 5X burst rating
  • OSHA and MSHA compliant
  • Made in USA

Hose Whip Check PDF Page

Air Hose Whip CheckStainless steel whip check models for corrosive environments have copper ferrules


High pressure Cable Chokers and Whip Stop safety restraint systems are also available:

Nylon hose whip cables

Nylon Hose Safety Restraint Page


Hose Whip Stop Restraint

Hose Whip Stop Safety Restraint Page

Hose Safety Choker Cable Page


MSHA & OSHA Requirement Statements:

MSHA 30 CFR § 56.13021
High-pressure hose connections
Except where automatic shutoff valves are used, safety chains or other suitable locking devices shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, and between high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard.
OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.302(b)(1)
Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.

This product is not directly approved, endorsed, or certified by MSHA or OSHA, however it is designed to meet the requirements of these organizations


WARNING: Cancer and reproductive harm. Visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov for additional information.
  • Per Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) use Lead free parts in all consumable water applications.  Lead free refers to the wetted surface of pipes, fittings and fixtures in potable water systems that have a weighted average lead content = 0.25%. Source: California Health & Safety Code (116875). Vermont Act 193*171NLF
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