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Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
Spray Equipment Safety
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Spray Equipment Safety

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Pest control & weed control equipment safety. Presented to National Pest Management Association, Jan 2012.

Pest control & weed control equipment safety. Presented to National Pest Management Association, Jan 2012.

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  • 1. Pest Control Equipment Safety Training Protect Yourself & Your Future Our Equipment. Your Success. Andrew Greess NPMA SW Conference Albuquerque January 2012
  • 2. Today’s Safety Objectives: - Identify Risks - Identify Solutions - Improve Awareness Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 3. Protect Yourself & Your Future Ground Rules: - Share Experiences -Ask Questions -Don’t Assume “Common” Sense -Employee or Employer Responsibility Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 4. We Will Not Be Covering: - Driving Habits - Vehicle Maintenance - Stupidity Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 5. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips Chemical: Exposure & Spills Back Strain Job Site Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 6. Vehicle – Equipment Security -Protect: Driver Others on the Road Equipment -Just because it’s in the vehicle, don’t assume its secure -Get in the habit of looking & checking your equipment -Examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 7. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 8. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: B&Gs Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 9. A Quick Check Prevents Problems: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 10. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com The Nightmare Scenario!
  • 11. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com No Spills!
  • 12. Vehicle – Load Stability Don’t Overload Vehicles Load Affects: Maneuvering, Control & Stopping Water in Tank is Significant Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 13. Vehicle – Load Stability -Water in Tank is Significant  Partial vs. Full Load  Smaller Vehicles  Distracted Drivers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 14. Vehicle – Load Stability  Match Tank Size to Vehicle  Use Tank Baffles  Reinforce Good Driving Practices Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 15. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions -Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot  Sharp  Moving  Rough  Rust  Tight  Overhang Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 16. Acute Injuries – Prevent Slips -Review Truck/Equipment for:  Easy Up/Down  Good Access  Room to Walk  Anti-Slip Surfaces Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 17. Acute Injuries - Prevention -Existing Equipment  Encourage techs to report problems  Supervisor Ride-A-Longs  Fix Significant Risks Now  Track Opportunities to Incorporate in Future Equipment -New Equipment  Continuous Improvement – Steal Ideas  Plan it BEFORE you buy it! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 18. Chemical Issues – Exposure -Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME  Not Just When Applying Chemicals -Prevent Chemical Buildup  On Equipment  In Vehicle  Inspect & Clean Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 19. Chemical Issues – Spills - Fix Small Leaks before they become Big Leaks  Fluids where they are not supposed to be are ALWAYS a problem  Equipment problems NEVER go away by themselves  Problems ALWAYS get worse - Train Technicians to anticipate & identify problems - Good Equipment Design can prevent leaks Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 20. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 21. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 22. Back Strain -Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting -Provide easy access to commonly used equipment -Provide equipment appropriate to the employee -Don’t overfill manual sprayers -Examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 23. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 24. Job Site Safety - Know the hazards before starting -1st Time? Inspect the Site -No walking backwards! -Watch for small trip hazards Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com There are no signs!
  • 25. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 26. Summary (or thank goodness he’s almost done!) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 27. Safety - Technician -Inspect equipment at the start of your day -Don’t rush/Don’t cut corners -Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this on -Don’t live with leaks and problems - report promptly -Know the job site Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 28. Safety - Equipment -Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front -Fix serious problems ASAP -Check that your equipment is secured -Continuously improve equipment selection and design - Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this one Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 29. Safety Policies & Procedures - 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 (pull hose) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  • 30. More Info on Spray Equipment: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com PMP Magazine Column  www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com  follow FB: Andrew Greess  Email us: Info@qspray.com  Call Us for sprayers/parts/advice 800.675.7485

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