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Pest Control Equipment
Safety Training
Protect Yourself & Your Future
Our Equipment. Your Success.
Andrew Greess
NPMA SW C...
Today’s Safety Objectives:
- Identify Risks
- Identify Solutions
- Improve Awareness
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpr...
Protect Yourself & Your Future
Ground Rules:
- Share Experiences
-Ask Questions
-Don’t Assume “Common” Sense
-Employee or ...
We Will Not Be Covering:
- Driving Habits
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Stupidity
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:
Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability
Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips...
Vehicle – Equipment Security
-Protect: Driver
Others on the Road
Equipment
-Just because it’s in the vehicle,
don’t assume...
Vehicle – Equipment Security
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Vehicle – Equipment Security
- Check: B&Gs
Backpacks
Toolboxes
Tank straps
Skid sprayers
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www....
A Quick Check Prevents Problems:
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Vehicle – Equipment Security
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
The Nightmare Scenario!
Vehicle – Equipment Security
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
No Spills!
Vehicle – Load Stability
Don’t Overload Vehicles
Load Affects: Maneuvering, Control & Stopping
Water in Tank is Signifi...
Vehicle – Load Stability
-Water in Tank is Significant
 Partial vs. Full Load
 Smaller Vehicles
 Distracted Drivers
Our...
Vehicle – Load Stability
 Match Tank Size to Vehicle
 Use Tank Baffles
 Reinforce Good Driving Practices
Our Equipment....
Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions
-Review Truck/Equipment for:
 Hot
 Sharp
 Moving
 Rough
 Rust
 Tight
 Overh...
Acute Injuries – Prevent Slips
-Review Truck/Equipment for:
 Easy Up/Down
 Good Access
 Room to Walk
 Anti-Slip Surfac...
Acute Injuries - Prevention
-Existing Equipment
 Encourage techs to report problems
 Supervisor Ride-A-Longs
 Fix Signi...
Chemical Issues – Exposure
-Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME
 Not Just When Applying Chemicals
-Prevent Che...
Chemical Issues – Spills
- Fix Small Leaks before they become Big Leaks
 Fluids where they are not supposed to be are ALW...
Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Chemical Spills – Hose Issues
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Back Strain
-Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting
-Provide easy access to commonly used equipment
-Provid...
Back Strain
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Job Site Safety
- Know the hazards before starting
-1st
Time? Inspect the Site
-No walking backwards!
-Watch for small tri...
Job Site Safety
examples:
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Summary
(or thank goodness he’s almost done!)
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
Safety - Technician
-Inspect equipment at the start of your day
-Don’t rush/Don’t cut corners
-Borrow ideas from colleague...
Safety - Equipment
-Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front
-Fix serious problems ASAP
-Check that ...
Safety Policies & Procedures
- Create a “Safety” culture
- Encourage reporting of problems
- Have regular safety meetings ...
More Info on Spray Equipment:
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.QSpray.com
PMP Magazine Column
 www.SprayEquipmentBlog.co...
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Spray Equipment Safety

  1. 1. Pest Control Equipment Safety Training Protect Yourself & Your Future Our Equipment. Your Success. Andrew Greess NPMA SW Conference Albuquerque January 2012
  2. 2. Today’s Safety Objectives: - Identify Risks - Identify Solutions - Improve Awareness Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  3. 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. 4. We Will Not Be Covering: - Driving Habits - Vehicle Maintenance - Stupidity Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  5. 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. 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. 7. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  8. 8. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: B&Gs Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  9. 9. A Quick Check Prevents Problems: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  10. 10. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com The Nightmare Scenario!
  11. 11. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com No Spills!
  12. 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. 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. 14. Vehicle – Load Stability  Match Tank Size to Vehicle  Use Tank Baffles  Reinforce Good Driving Practices Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  15. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  21. 21. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  22. 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. 23. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  24. 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. 25. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  26. 26. Summary (or thank goodness he’s almost done!) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  27. 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. 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. 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. 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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