Posted July 12, 2023

NAHAD sponsors Hose Safety Awareness Week

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) will be sponsoring the first annual Hose Safety Awareness Week, September 10–16, 2023.

NAHAD Hose Safety Week logoNAHAD is committed to ensuring that all hose manufacturers and distributors have the tools they need to promote hose safety with their teams and end-users. NAHAD, through the Hose Safety Institute (HSI) provides education and training through a series of prescribed best practices, educational webinars, downloadable resources, and hands-on instruction throughout the year.

In recognition of these efforts and to promote the importance of hose safety essentials, this is a week where members can come together in a concentrated way to highlight the actionable safety approaches implemented within their daily business operations to keep staff and customers safe.

Dave HecklerDave Heckler, Alliance Hose & Rubber Co. and NAHAD president, said: "NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute (HSI) has established Hose Safety Awareness Week to promote the resources of HSI to all hose distributors, manufacturers, and end-users. With new people joining our industry and joining the workforce at our end-users annually, it is incumbent on us to continually provide messaging and training that supports industry best practices and guidelines to ensure hose assembly safety, quality, and reliability. By raising awareness of the potential hazards associated with hoses, and how to prevent accidents and injuries, we can keep workers safe and their operations running efficiently.

"We invite everyone our members to re-acquaint themselves with the latest tools and resources the Hose Safety Institute has to offer. As companies become known for their commitment to hose safety, customers know who to go to and trust for their credibility and assembly safety record."

NAHAD will provide its members with a toolkit of ideas, marketing collateral, and resources they can disseminate throughout the week to demonstrate their commitment to hose assembly safety, quality, and reliability. The intention is to fill the September calendar with numerous activities, sponsored by our members, around the country and internationally.

Visit to learn more, share the initiative, and get involved. To spread the word on social media, use hashtags #HSAW2023 and #HoseSafetyAwareness.

To date several organizations related to the industry have signed on as partners to help NAHAD spread the word. They are IDCO, KCI-World, Rubber News, WarehouseTWO, and Industrial Supply Magazine.