Gates Corp., Denver, provides an array of online and print items that explore safety and preventive maintenance at its Hydraulic System Safety section at

Users can download a free 16-page booklet that is designed to minimize worker injuries, costly repairs, and production downtime. It includes sections dealing with choosing the correct hose; periodic inspections; hose troubleshooting, routing, and cleanliness; assembly installation, and safe hydraulics.

Users can also download an eBook to learn about hose and hydraulic testing, safety and solutions. A Safe Hydraulics Manual highlights Gates’ Preventive Maintenance Program, and a Hose Preventive Maintenance Manual helps identify problems with industrial hose before failures occur.

Visit to download the manuals.