Spray equipment safety protect yourself

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Pest Control, Weed Control & Landscape Professionals are exposed to significant risks every day. This presentation gives concrete examples of how to reduce safety risks from spray equipmentto employees and employers.

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Spray equipment safety protect yourself

  1. 1. Spray EquipmentSafety TrainingProtect Yourself & Your FutureOur Equipment. Your Success.Andrew Greesswww.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
  2. 2. Today’s Safety Objectives:- Identify Risks- Improve Awareness- Identify SolutionsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  3. 3. Protect Yourself & Your FutureGround Rules:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  4. 4. Protect Yourself & Your FutureGround Rules:- Share Experiences- Don’t Assume “Common” Sense- Employee vs. employer responsibility- Ask Questions, or else….. (this will be really boring!)Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  5. 5. We Will Not Be Covering:- Driving Habits- Vehicle Maintenance- StupidityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  6. 6. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  7. 7. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load StabilityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  8. 8. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, SlipsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  9. 9. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips Chemical: Exposure & SpillsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  10. 10. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips Chemical: Exposure & Spills Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  11. 11. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips Chemical: Exposure & Spills Back Strain Job SiteOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  12. 12. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityWhy should you care?Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  13. 13. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityWhy should you care?Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comThe Nightmare Scenario!
  14. 14. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Protect: DriverOthers on the RoadEquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  15. 15. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Protect: DriverOthers on the RoadEquipment- Just because it’s in the vehicle,don’t assume its secureOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  16. 16. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Protect: DriverOthers on the RoadEquipment- Just because it’s in the vehicle,don’t assume its secure- Get in the habit of looking & checking your equipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  17. 17. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Protect: DriverOthers on the RoadEquipment- 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
  18. 18. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  19. 19. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  20. 20. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  21. 21. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  22. 22. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  23. 23. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  24. 24. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  25. 25. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  26. 26. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  27. 27. A Quick Check Prevents Problems:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  28. 28. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comNo Spills!
  29. 29. Vehicle – Load Stability Don’t Overload Vehicles Load Affects: Maneuvering, Control & Stopping Water in Tank is SignificantOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  30. 30. Vehicle – Load Stability- Water in Tank is Significant Partial vs. Full Load Smaller Vehicles Distracted DriversOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  31. 31. Vehicle – Load Stability Match Tank Size to Vehicle Use Tank Baffles Reinforce Good Driving PracticesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  32. 32. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, AbrasionsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  33. 33. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: HotOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  34. 34. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot MovingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  35. 35. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust/Rough/SharpOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  36. 36. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust TightOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  37. 37. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust Tight Overhang
  38. 38. Acute Injuries – Prevent Slips- Review Truck/Equipment for: Easy Up/Down Good Access Room to Walk Anti-Slip SurfacesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  39. 39. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  40. 40. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment Encourage techs to report problems- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  41. 41. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment Encourage techs to report problems Supervisor Ride-A-Longs- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  42. 42. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment Encourage techs to report problems Supervisor Ride-A-Longs Fix Significant Risks Now- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  43. 43. 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Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  44. 44. 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Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. Chemical Issues – ExposureOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  47. 47. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  48. 48. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  49. 49. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  50. 50. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  51. 51. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying Chemicals- Prevent Chemical Buildup On Equipment In Vehicle Inspect & CleanOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  52. 52. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying Chemicals- Prevent Chemical Buildup On Equipment In Vehicle Inspect & CleanOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  53. 53. Chemical Issues – Exposure- One more reason to keep it clean!Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  54. 54. Chemical Issues – Exposure- One more reason to keep it clean!Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  55. 55. Chemical Issues – Spills- Fix Small Leaks before they become Big LeaksOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  56. 56. Chemical Issues – Spills- Fix Small Leaks before they become Big Leaks Fluids where they are not supposed to be are ALWAYS a problemOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  57. 57. 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 themselvesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  58. 58. 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 worseOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  59. 59. 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 problemsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  60. 60. 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 leaksOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  61. 61. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  62. 62. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  63. 63. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  64. 64. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  65. 65. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  66. 66. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  67. 67. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  68. 68. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  69. 69. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  70. 70. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  71. 71. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  72. 72. Back Strain- Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & liftingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  73. 73. Back Strain- Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting- Provide easy access to commonly used equipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  74. 74. Back Strain- Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting- Provide easy access to commonly used equipment- Provide equipment appropriate to the employeeOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  75. 75. 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
  76. 76. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  77. 77. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  78. 78. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  79. 79. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before startingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  80. 80. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before starting- 1st Time? Inspect the SiteOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  81. 81. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before starting- 1st Time? Inspect the Site- No walking backwards!Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  82. 82. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before starting- 1st Time? Inspect the Site- No walking backwards!- Watch for small trip hazardsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  83. 83. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before starting- 1st Time? Inspect the Site- No walking backwards!- Watch for small trip hazardsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comThere are no signs!
  84. 84. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  85. 85. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  86. 86. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  87. 87. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  88. 88. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  89. 89. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  90. 90. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  91. 91. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  92. 92. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comHang up & work
  93. 93. Summary(or thank goodness he’s almost done!)Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  94. 94. Safety - TechnicianOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  95. 95. Safety - Technician- Inspect equipment at the start of your dayOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  96. 96. Safety - Technician- Inspect equipment at the start of your day- Don’t rush/Don’t cut cornersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  97. 97. 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 onOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  98. 98. 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 promptlyOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  99. 99. 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 siteOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  100. 100. Safety - EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  101. 101. Safety - Equipment- Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up frontOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  102. 102. Safety - Equipment- Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front- Fix serious problems ASAPOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  103. 103. Safety - Equipment- Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front- Fix serious problems ASAP- Check that your equipment is securedOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  104. 104. 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 designOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  105. 105. 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 oneOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  106. 106. Safety Policies & ProceduresOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  107. 107. Safety Policies & Procedures- Create a “Safety” cultureOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  108. 108. Safety Policies & Procedures- Create a “Safety” culture- Encourage reporting of problemsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  109. 109. Safety Policies & Procedures- Create a “Safety” culture- Encourage reporting of problems- Have regular safety meetings to share ideasOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  110. 110. 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 safetyOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  111. 111. 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 problemsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  112. 112. 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 operationOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  113. 113. 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- Preventative 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
  114. 114. Please Be Safe:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  115. 115. Please Be Safe:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  116. 116. Please Be Safe:Contact Us:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com (602) 371-1993 Andrew@qspray.com www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com

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