Termite Spray Equipment –
                     3 Important Considerations:


                   Safety
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Spray Equipment Safety - Ground Rules


PLEASE:
         - Ask Questions
         - Share Safety experiences - good and ba...
Spray Equipment Safety




       - Who is Responsible for Safety?

      - What are the risks?

      - What can we do ab...
Safety - Whose Responsibility?



       Owner/Business/Organization?
       Manager/Supervisor?
       Technician?
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Safety - Whose Responsibility?



Breakfast - Chicken vs. Pig




   The chicken is interested; the pig is committed!

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Safety - Whose Responsibility?



 Spray Technician –

      Its your health!

      Its your life!

      Its your licens...
Safety - What are the Hazards?


Types of hazards

          Personal/Acute Injury

          Back Strain

          Chemi...
Safety - What are the Hazards?


Personal/Acute Injury

           Bumps

           Abrasions

           Cut/scrapes

  ...
Safety - What are the Hazards?


Back Strain


           Access to Equipment

           Lifting

           Stretching/S...
Safety - What are the Hazards?



Chemical

         Chemical exposure

         Spill

         Slip



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Safety - What are the Hazards?



Truck & Load

   - Flying objects

   - Load security

   - Vehicle control & stability
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Safety - What Do We Do About It?



PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

Equipment: Selection, Design & Construction

Oper...
Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment


PPE:
 Not for EPA
 Not for Regulators
 Not for Department
 Not for Bos...
Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment



PPE:
         Not just gloves while you are spraying.


         Prot...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Personal/Acute Injury
      Bumps
      Abrasions
      Cuts/scrapes
...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction


Prevent Slips & Falls

- Easy Access to Equipment

- Room to walk sa...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Back Strain: Eliminate Stretching & Strain
-   Easy Access to Equipme...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Chemical Issues:
      Chemical exposure
      Spill
      Slip

- Us...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction



                        Leaks
                                    P...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Chemical Related Problems


Proper plumbing design is critical.


Som...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction


Chemical Related Problems:


Inexpensive parts can have a
BIG impact...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Load Related Safety Issues

    - Flying objects
    - Load security
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Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Load Related Safety Issues


     - Secure all equipment
     - Inspe...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

Prevent Problems




                                             Sec...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction


Vehicle control & stability

- The Water in Tank is most of the weig...
Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction

    Surgebusters - Tank Baffle System for liquid load control
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Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction


    Summary
    - Work with your equipment supplier to design safety...
Maximizing Safety – Operations (technician)


    Summary

    - Inspect equipment at the start of your day
    - Don’t ru...
Maximizing Safety - Policies & Procedures

  Summary
  - Create a “Safety” culture
             - Encourage reporting of p...
Spray Equipment Safety - More Information


Visit: www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
Read: Pest Management Professional Magazine
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Conference Special! 2 Days only!


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Pest Control Equipment Safety

  1. 1. Termite Spray Equipment – 3 Important Considerations: Safety Safety Safety. Andrew Greess NPMA Southwest Conference Albuquerque, NM January 2010 © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray 1 www.Qspray.com
  2. 2. Spray Equipment Safety - Ground Rules PLEASE: - Ask Questions - Share Safety experiences - good and bad. - Raffle Prize - IPM Professional Tool belt © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  3. 3. Spray Equipment Safety - Who is Responsible for Safety? - What are the risks? - What can we do about them? www.Qspray.com © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  4. 4. Safety - Whose Responsibility?  Owner/Business/Organization?  Manager/Supervisor?  Technician?  Chemical distributor?  Chemical manufacturer?  Equipment distributor?  Equipment manufacturer?  Industry/Trade organizations?  Regulatory Agencies? © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  5. 5. Safety - Whose Responsibility? Breakfast - Chicken vs. Pig The chicken is interested; the pig is committed! © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  6. 6. Safety - Whose Responsibility? Spray Technician – Its your health! Its your life! Its your license. Its your livelihood. You are on the front line. You must take control! © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  7. 7. Safety - What are the Hazards? Types of hazards Personal/Acute Injury Back Strain Chemical Truck & Load-Related What do we do about them? © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  8. 8. Safety - What are the Hazards? Personal/Acute Injury Bumps Abrasions Cut/scrapes Burns © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  9. 9. Safety - What are the Hazards? Back Strain Access to Equipment Lifting Stretching/Straining © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  10. 10. Safety - What are the Hazards? Chemical Chemical exposure Spill Slip © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  11. 11. Safety - What are the Hazards? Truck & Load - Flying objects - Load security - Vehicle control & stability 11 © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  12. 12. Safety - What Do We Do About It? PPE - Personal Protective Equipment Equipment: Selection, Design & Construction Operating Procedures (things a technician should do) Policies & Procedures (things an owner/manager should do) © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  13. 13. Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment PPE: Not for EPA Not for Regulators Not for Department Not for Boss FOR YOU! © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  14. 14. Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment PPE: Not just gloves while you are spraying. Protect: Skin. Eyes. Nose. Mouth. Others watch how you handle chemicals. © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  15. 15. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Personal/Acute Injury Bumps Abrasions Cuts/scrapes Burns - Design safety in. - Do a thorough review. - Look for overhang, rust, rough edges, sharp corners, moving parts, hot or sharp items, etc. - Use caution around job site - Continuous improvement in your equipment - Borrow ideas © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  16. 16. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Prevent Slips & Falls - Easy Access to Equipment - Room to walk safely - Anti-slip surfaces - Eliminate trip, bump hazards - Plan it before you build it © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  17. 17. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Back Strain: Eliminate Stretching & Strain - Easy Access to Equipment - No Awkward Stretching, Straining, Lifting - Equipment Appropriate to Employee - Don’t Overfill Equipment Easy Access Easy Fill - Less Reaching © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  18. 18. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Chemical Issues: Chemical exposure Spill Slip - Use good design - prevent problems - Keep it clean - Follow the Label - Water anywhere it is not supposed to be is bad - Report problems - Fix problems © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  19. 19. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Leaks Problems You know what $ to fix Time Downhill © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  20. 20. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Chemical Related Problems Proper plumbing design is critical. Some problems we see: - Return to tank is constrained - Return to tank bottom 20 © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray
  21. 21. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Chemical Related Problems: Inexpensive parts can have a BIG impact on spills & safety! Which would you rather use? © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  22. 22. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Load Related Safety Issues - Flying objects - Load security - Vehicle control & stability WHY? - Smaller trucks - More equipment in truck - More traffic - More time on the road - More bad drivers This guy was lucky - no one killed! - More accidents © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  23. 23. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Load Related Safety Issues - Secure all equipment - Inspect bolts - Inspect connections - Inspect tank straps - Inspect toolboxes © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  24. 24. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Prevent Problems Secure your load © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  25. 25. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Vehicle control & stability - The Water in Tank is most of the weight (i.e., the tank is in control) - Most poly tanks are not baffled - Most baffled fiberglass tanks control 1 dimension only - How do you control this load? © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  26. 26. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Surgebusters - Tank Baffle System for liquid load control - Easy to install - Works in 3 Dimensions - Works in most tanks - Improves safety - Saves brakes, tires, transmission Play 1:30 video © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  27. 27. Maximizing Safety - Selection, Design, Construction Summary - Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front - Fix serious problems ASAP - Ensure proper plumbing design - Check that your equipment is secured - Continuously improve equipment selection and design - Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this one © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  28. 28. Maximizing Safety – Operations (technician) Summary - Inspect equipment at the start of your day - Don’t rush/Don’t cut corners - Don’t run pumps/motors too fast/high pressure - Don’t overpressurize hand sprayers - Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this on - Don’t live with leaks and problems - report promptly © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  29. 29. Maximizing Safety - Policies & Procedures Summary - Create a “Safety” culture - Encourage reporting of problems - Have regular safety meetings to share ideas - Ask Spray Technicians for their ideas on improving safety - Proper equipment maintenance will reduce safety problems - Retrain technicians on proper equipment operation - Managers should perform equipment inspections & ride alongs - Managers should occasionally “pull hose” © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com
  30. 30. Spray Equipment Safety - More Information Visit: www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com Read: Pest Management Professional Magazine Web: www.Qspray.com - sign up for our newsletter Follow on Twitter: andrewgreess Email: andrew@Qspray.com Call: (602) 371-1993 / (800) 675-7485 Please contact us when you need Spray Equipment © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray Our equipment. Your success.
  31. 31. Conference Special! 2 Days only! B&G Security Rack Reg. $99.99 Show Only $59.99 Backpack Security Rack Reg. $119.99 Free Shipping (48 states) Show Only $69.99 www.Qspray.com
  32. 32. Spray Equipment - Safety. Safety. Safety. Think Safety. © Copyright 2010 Quality Equipment & Spray www.Qspray.com

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