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NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute© provides a powerful forum for Distributors, Manufacturers, suppliers, end-users and industry organizations to support and promote hose assembly safety, quality and reliability.

Hose Safety Institute Hydroblast Whitepaper NEW!

This whitepaper documents best practices for ensuring safety and reliability of Hydroblast hose assembly applications (5,000 – 55,000 psi). Representing the consensus of many contributing companies and organizations, this white paper recommends best practices for the design, fabrication, and on-going maintenance of hose assemblies used in Hydroblasting applications.

 Click here to download

Renew Your Institute Membership

Effective January 1, 2015, Hose Safety Institute annual membership dues will be renewable on a calendar year basis, rather than July 1 – June 30 as done in the past. For the balance of 2014, a one-time dues payment of $150 per Institute Member location is now due for the period July 1 – December 31, 2014. Later this year, you will be invoiced for the full year Institute Dues for each of your locations for the 2015 calendar year. The key contact from your company should have received an invoice. If your company has not received an invoice please contact the NAHAD office for a copy.

If you have any questions please call the NAHAD office at 410-940-6350 

Renew Your Distributor Institute Membership

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Get the hose safety institute handbook

Handbook for the Design & Specification of Hose Assemblies

The Institute’s Hose Assembly Guidelines include the HANDBOOK for the Design & Specification of Hose Assemblies (see 70-page Sample below) and the online Fabrication and Design Guides, which together provide Sample Version Coverindustry-leading performance standards for hose assembly specification, design, fabrication, handling and management. 

The HANDBOOK is the industry Guide to hose assembly safety, providing an exceptional resource for employee training and recognition and a superb resource for sharing with customers; 312 pages, 93 charts, 319 photos & images! Purchase your copy of the Handbook below. NOTE: Institute Members have free access to the complete E-version of the Handbook here!

>> Hose Safety Institute Members Order Here! <<

>> Non-Institute Members Order Here! <<

The Institute is managed by NAHAD’s Standards Committee and supported by the end-users and industry experts serving on the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council.


  • Promote and maintain the NAHAD Hose Assembly Guidelines;
  • Identify emerging issues and critical applications related to hose assemblies;
  • Serve as a forum for addressing industry issues, providing appropriate input to the NAHAD Standards Committee and ensure 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.


  • 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.
    See the NAHAD Hose Safety Institute Distributor Member Application.
  • Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council Members - End-Users representing various hose markets 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. Review the Institute Advisory Council requirements HERE.
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"The Hose Safety Institute has been the ideal environment for our Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) project, Matching Acquisition Strategies to Industrial Capabilities (MASIC), to interact effectively with the hose and accessories industry. It allows us to understand better what deters the industrial hose/fittings community from bidding on Government solicitations and what steps might be taken to improve industry response. NAHAD and the Institute have set the bar very high for future DLA-Industry relationship development. We couldn’t ask for more open and interested collaboration."

Jo Marie Diamond
HSI Advisory Council Member
CEO, East County Economic Development Council / leading DLA Connectory MASIC