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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 …

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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  • 1. Spray EquipmentSafety TrainingProtect Yourself & Your FutureOur Equipment. Your Success.Andrew Greesswww.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
  • 2. Today’s Safety Objectives:- Identify Risks- Improve Awareness- Identify SolutionsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 3. Protect Yourself & Your FutureGround Rules:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. We Will Not Be Covering:- Driving Habits- Vehicle Maintenance- StupidityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 6. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 7. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load StabilityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 8. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, SlipsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityWhy should you care?Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 13. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityWhy should you care?Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comThe Nightmare Scenario!
  • 14. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Protect: DriverOthers on the RoadEquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 19. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 20. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 21. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 22. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 23. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 24. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 25. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 26. Vehicle – Equipment Security- Check: B&GsBackpacksToolboxesTank strapsSkid sprayersOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 27. A Quick Check Prevents Problems:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 28. Vehicle – Equipment SecurityOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comNo Spills!
  • 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. Vehicle – Load Stability- Water in Tank is Significant Partial vs. Full Load Smaller Vehicles Distracted DriversOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 31. Vehicle – Load Stability Match Tank Size to Vehicle Use Tank Baffles Reinforce Good Driving PracticesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 32. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, AbrasionsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 33. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: HotOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 34. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot MovingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 35. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust/Rough/SharpOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 36. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust TightOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 37. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions- Review Truck/Equipment for: Hot Moving Rust Tight Overhang
  • 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. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 40. Acute Injuries - Prevention- Existing Equipment Encourage techs to report problems- New EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Chemical Issues – ExposureOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 47. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 48. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 49. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 50. Chemical Issues – Exposure- Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME Not Just When Applying ChemicalsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. Chemical Issues – Exposure- One more reason to keep it clean!Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 54. Chemical Issues – Exposure- One more reason to keep it clean!Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 55. Chemical Issues – Spills- Fix Small Leaks before they become Big LeaksOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 62. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 63. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 64. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 65. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 66. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 67. Chemical Spills – Use Good ValvingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 68. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 69. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 70. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 71. Chemical Spills – Hose IssuesOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 72. Back Strain- Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & liftingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 73. Back Strain- Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting- Provide easy access to commonly used equipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 77. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 78. Back StrainOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 79. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before startingOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 80. Job Site Safety- Know the hazards before starting- 1st Time? Inspect the SiteOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 85. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 86. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 87. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 88. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 89. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 90. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 91. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 92. Job Site Safetyexamples:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.comHang up & work
  • 93. Summary(or thank goodness he’s almost done!)Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 94. Safety - TechnicianOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 95. Safety - Technician- Inspect equipment at the start of your dayOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Safety - EquipmentOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 101. Safety - Equipment- Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up frontOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Safety Policies & ProceduresOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 107. Safety Policies & Procedures- Create a “Safety” cultureOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 108. Safety Policies & Procedures- Create a “Safety” culture- Encourage reporting of problemsOur Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Please Be Safe:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 115. Please Be Safe:Our Equipment. Your Success.www.QSpray.com
  • 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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