© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />Spray Equipment - 3 Important Considerations:<br />	Safety		<br />			Safet...
Spray Equipment Safety - Ground Rules<br />PLEASE:<br />	Ask Questions<br />	Share Safety experiences - good and bad.<br /...
Why is Safety Important?<br />- Spray Technicians<br />- Employers/Owners/Managers<br />- Public <br />- Industry<br />© C...
www.qspray.com<br />Why is Safety Important?<br />Spray Technicians<br />	-  Avoid Pain & Injury<br />	-  Avoid Long Term ...
Why is Safety Important?<br />Employers/Owners/Managers<br />	-  Expense (worker comp, medical, repairs, lawsuits, cleanup...
Why is Safety Important?<br />Public <br />	- Avoid Accidents<br />	- Avoid Spills<br />	- Avoid Chemical Exposure<br />In...
Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br /><ul><li>	Department/Organization?
Technician?
	Manager/supervisor?
	Chemical distributor?
	Chemical manufacturer?
	Equipment distributor?
	Equipment manufacturer?
	Trade organizations?
	Regulatory Agencies?</li></ul>© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br />Breakfast - Chicken vs. Pig<br />The Chicken is interested.  The Pig is committed.<br ...
Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br />      Spray Technician –<br />Its your health!<br />Its your life!<br />Its your licen...
Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Types of hazards <br />	Personal/Acute Injury	<br />	Back Strain<br />	Chemical<br />T...
Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Personal/Acute Injury	<br />	Bumps<br />	Abrasions<br />	Cut/scrapes<br />	Burns<br />...
Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Back Strain<br />Access to Equipment<br />Lifting<br />	Stretching/Straining<br />© Co...
Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Chemical<br />	Chemical exposure<br />	Spill<br />	Slip<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality ...
14<br />Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />	Truck & Load<br />   - Flying objects<br />	   - Load security<br />	   - Veh...
Safety - What Do We Do About It?<br />PPE - Personal Protective Equipment<br />Equipment: Selection, Design & Construction...
Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment<br />PPE:<br />   Not for EPA<br />   Not for OPM<br />   Not for Depart...
Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment<br />PPE:<br />	Not just gloves while you are spraying.  <br />	Protect:...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Personal/Acute Injury<br />	Bump<br />	Abrasion<br />	Cut/scrape<b...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Prevent Back Strain <br /> - Easy Access to Equipment<br /> - Room...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Back Strain: Eliminate Stretching & Strain<br /> -  Easy Access to...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Issues:<br />Chemical exposure<br />	Spill<br />	Slip<br ...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Leaks<br />You know what<br />Problems<br />$<br />to<br />fix<br ...
23<br />Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Related Problems<br />Proper plumbing design is c...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Related Problems:<br />Inexpensive parts can have a <br /...
Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Load Related Safety Issues<br />- Flying objects<br />- Load secur...
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Pest Control Spray Equipment Safety

  1. 1. © Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />Spray Equipment - 3 Important Considerations:<br /> Safety <br /> Safety<br /> Safety.<br />Andrew Greess <br />Quality Equipment & Spray<br />Office of Pest Management <br />Scottsdale, AZ<br />March 2009<br />www.qspray.com<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Spray Equipment Safety - Ground Rules<br />PLEASE:<br /> Ask Questions<br /> Share Safety experiences - good and bad.<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  3. 3. Why is Safety Important?<br />- Spray Technicians<br />- Employers/Owners/Managers<br />- Public <br />- Industry<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  4. 4. www.qspray.com<br />Why is Safety Important?<br />Spray Technicians<br /> - Avoid Pain & Injury<br /> - Avoid Long Term Health Consequences<br /> - Avoid Reduction in Income<br /> - Avoid Impacting Customers<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  5. 5. Why is Safety Important?<br />Employers/Owners/Managers<br /> - Expense (worker comp, medical, repairs, lawsuits, cleanups)<br /> - Productivity Impacts<br /> - Customer Impact<br /> - Finding Replacement Employees is Difficult<br /> - Avoid negative publicity<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  6. 6. Why is Safety Important?<br />Public <br /> - Avoid Accidents<br /> - Avoid Spills<br /> - Avoid Chemical Exposure<br />Industry<br />- Maintain Reputation<br /> - Avoid Bad Press/Poor Image<br /> - Impact Legislation & Regulation<br /> e.g., Canada neighbor notification<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  7. 7. Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br /><ul><li> Department/Organization?
  8. 8. Technician?
  9. 9. Manager/supervisor?
  10. 10. Chemical distributor?
  11. 11. Chemical manufacturer?
  12. 12. Equipment distributor?
  13. 13. Equipment manufacturer?
  14. 14. Trade organizations?
  15. 15. Regulatory Agencies?</li></ul>© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  16. 16. Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br />Breakfast - Chicken vs. Pig<br />The Chicken is interested. The Pig is committed.<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  17. 17. Safety - Whose Responsibility?<br /> Spray Technician –<br />Its your health!<br />Its your life!<br />Its your license.<br />Its your livelihood.<br />You are on the front line. You must take control!<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  18. 18. Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Types of hazards <br /> Personal/Acute Injury <br /> Back Strain<br /> Chemical<br />Truck & Load-Related<br />What do we do about them?<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  19. 19. Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Personal/Acute Injury <br /> Bumps<br /> Abrasions<br /> Cut/scrapes<br /> Burns<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  20. 20. Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Back Strain<br />Access to Equipment<br />Lifting<br /> Stretching/Straining<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  21. 21. Safety - What are the Hazards?<br />Chemical<br /> Chemical exposure<br /> Spill<br /> Slip<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  22. 22. 14<br />Safety - What are the Hazards?<br /> Truck & Load<br /> - Flying objects<br /> - Load security<br /> - Vehicle control & stability<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  23. 23. Safety - What Do We Do About It?<br />PPE - Personal Protective Equipment<br />Equipment: Selection, Design & Construction<br />Operating Procedures (things a technician should do)<br />Policies & Procedures (things a manager should do)<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  24. 24. Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment<br />PPE:<br /> Not for EPA<br /> Not for OPM<br /> Not for Department<br /> Not for Boss<br />FOR YOU!<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  25. 25. Maximizing Safety - Personal Protective Equipment<br />PPE:<br /> Not just gloves while you are spraying. <br /> Protect: Skin. Eyes. Nose. Mouth.<br />Others watch how you handle chemicals.<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  26. 26. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Personal/Acute Injury<br /> Bump<br /> Abrasion<br /> Cut/scrape<br /> Burn<br />- Design safety in.<br />- Do a thorough review.<br />- Look for overhang, rust, rough edges, sharp corners, <br /> moving parts, hot or sharp items, etc.<br />- Use caution around job site<br />- Continuous improvement in your equipment<br />- Borrow ideas<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  27. 27. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Prevent Back Strain <br /> - Easy Access to Equipment<br /> - Room to walk safely<br />- Anti-slip surfaces<br /> - Eliminate trip, bump hazards<br /> - Plan it before you build it<br />Safety step & handrails <br /> to protect technician<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  28. 28. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Back Strain: Eliminate Stretching & Strain<br /> - Easy Access to Equipment<br /> - No Awkward Stretching, Straining, Lifting<br /> - Equipment Appropriate to Employee<br /> - Don’t Overfill Equipment<br />Easy Fill - Less Reaching<br />Easy Access<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  29. 29. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Issues:<br />Chemical exposure<br /> Spill<br /> Slip<br />- Use good design - prevent problems <br />- Keep it clean<br />- Follow the Label<br />- Water anywhere it is not supposed to be is bad<br />- Report problems<br />- Fix problems<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  30. 30. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Leaks<br />You know what<br />Problems<br />$<br />to<br />fix<br />Time<br />Downhill<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  31. 31. 23<br />Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Related Problems<br />Proper plumbing design is critical.<br />Some problems we see:<br />- Return to tank is constrained<br />- Return to tank bottom<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />
  32. 32. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Chemical Related Problems:<br />Inexpensive parts can have a <br />BIG impact on spills & safety!<br />Which would you rather use?<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  33. 33. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Load Related Safety Issues<br />- Flying objects<br />- Load security<br /> - Vehicle control & stability<br /> WHY?<br /> - Smaller trucks<br /> - More equipment in truck<br /> - More traffic<br /> - More time on the road<br /> - More bad drivers<br /> - More accidents<br />This guy was lucky - no one killed!<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  34. 34. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Load Related Safety Issues<br />- Secure all equipment<br />- Inspect bolts<br />- Inspect connections<br />- Inspect tank straps<br />- Inspect toolboxes<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  35. 35. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Vehicle control & stability<br />- The Water in Tank is most of the weight (i.e., the tank is in control)<br />- Most poly tanks are not baffled<br />- Most baffled fiberglass tanks control 1 dimension only<br />- How do you control this load?<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  36. 36. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Surgebusters - Tank Baffle System for liquid load control<br />- Easy to install<br />- Works in 3 Dimensions<br />- Works in most tanks<br />- Improves safety<br />- Saves brakes, tires, transmission<br />Play 1:30 video<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  37. 37. Maximizing Safety - Selection,Design, Construction<br />Summary<br />- Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front<br />- Fix serious problems ASAP<br />- Ensure proper plumbing design<br />- Check that your equipment is secured<br />- Continuously improve equipment selection and design<br />- Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this one<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  38. 38. Maximizing Safety - Operations<br />Summary<br />- Inspect equipment at the start of your day<br />- Don’t rush/Don’t cut corners <br />- Don’t run pumps/motors too fast/high pressure<br />- Don’t overpressurize hand sprayers<br />- Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this on<br />- Don’t live with leaks and problems - report promptly<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  39. 39. Maximizing Safety - Policies & Procedures<br />Summary<br />- Create a “Safety” culture<br /> - Encourage reporting of problems<br /> - Have regular safety meetings to share ideas<br /> - Ask Spray Technicians for their ideas on improving safety<br />- Proper equipment maintenance will reduce safety problems<br />- Retrain technicians on proper equipment operation<br />- Managers should perform equipment inspections & ride alongs<br />- Managers should occasionally “pull hose”<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />www.qspray.com<br />
  40. 40. Spray Equipment Safety - More Information <br />Visit: www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com<br />Download: Top 10 Spray Equipment Productivity Tips at: www.qspray.comTop10.html<br />Read: Parks & Rec Business Magazine - featured columnist<br /> Pest Management Professional Magazine - monthly column (samples here)<br />Web:www.qspray.com<br />Follow on Twitter:andrewgreess<br />Email:andrew@qspray.com<br />Call: (602) 371-1993 for free safety review<br />© Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />Our equipment. Your success.<br />
  41. 41. © Copyright 2008 Quality Equipment & Spray<br />Spray Equipment - Safety. Safety. Safety.<br />Think Safety.<br />www.qspray.com<br />

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