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Spray Equipment Safety Seminar By Andrew Greess

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Over the years, Greess and the Quality Equipment & Spray team has seen a lot of interesting things come up through the repair and purchasing of pest control and landscaping equipment in the shop.

After compiling the data and examples he put together a thorough seminar of risks of the Pest Control and Landscape businesses to improve awareness and identify solutions.

There are three main types of injuries and safety risks that occur in the pest/weed control sprayer industry:

equipment security/truck load
acute injuries
chemical exposure or spills

For more information on Andrew Greess, visit https://www.qspray.com/.

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Spray Equipment Safety Seminar By Andrew Greess

  1. 1. Spray Equipment Safety Training Protect Yourself & Your Future Andrew Greess Pest & Landscape Equipment Expert
  2. 2. Today’s Safety Objectives: - Identify Risks - Improve Awareness - Identify Solutions Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  3. 3. Protect Yourself & Your Future Ground Rules: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  4. 4. Protect Yourself & Your Future Ground Rules: - Don’t Assume “Common” Sense - Not Everything Applies to You - employee/employer - 1 truck/multiple trucks - Prioritize: High Value – Easy to Do
  5. 5. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  6. 6. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:  Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  7. 7. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:  Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability  Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  8. 8. Today’s Safety Risks Discussion:  Vehicle: Equipment Security & Load Stability  Acute Injuries: Cuts, Scraps, Burns, Slips  Chemical: Exposure & Spills Our 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 & Spills  Back Strain Our 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 Strain  Job Site Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  11. 11. Vehicle – Equipment Security Why should you care? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  12. 12. Vehicle – Equipment Security Why should you care? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com The Nightmare Scenario!
  13. 13. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Protect: Driver Others on the Road Equipment Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  14. 14. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Protect: Driver Others on the Road Equipment - Just because it’s in the vehicle, don’t assume its secure Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  15. 15. 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  18. 18. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  19. 19. Vehicle – Equipment Security www.QSpray.com
  20. 20. Vehicle – Equipment Security www.QSpray.com
  21. 21. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  22. 22. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  23. 23. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: Hand Tools Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  24. 24. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: Hand Tools Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  25. 25. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: Hand Tools Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  26. 26. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: Hand Tools Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  27. 27. Vehicle – Equipment Security - Check: Hand Tools Backpacks Toolboxes Tank straps Skid sprayers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  28. 28. A Quick Check Prevents Problems: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  29. 29. Vehicle – Equipment Security Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com No Spills!
  30. 30. Vehicle – Load Stability  Don’t Overload Vehicles  Load Affects: Maneuvering, Control & Stopping  Water in Tank is Significant Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  31. 31. Vehicle – Load Stability - Water in Tank is Significant  Partial vs. Full Load  Smaller Vehicles  Distracted Drivers Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  32. 32. Vehicle – Load Stability  Match Tank Size to Vehicle  Use Tank Baffles  Reinforce Good Driving Practices Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  33. 33. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  34. 34. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions - Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  35. 35. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions - Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot  Moving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  36. 36. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  37. 37. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions - Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot  Moving  Rust/Rough/Sharp
  38. 38. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions - Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot  Moving  Rust  Tight Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  39. 39. Acute Injuries – Cuts, Burns, Abrasions - Review Truck/Equipment for:  Hot  Moving  Rust  Tight  Overhang
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. Acute Injuries - Prevention - Existing Equipment     - New Equipment   Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  42. 42. Acute Injuries - Prevention - Existing Equipment  Encourage techs to report problems    - 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   - 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  - New Equipment   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   Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. Chemical Issues – Exposure Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  49. 49. Chemical Issues – Exposure - Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME  Not Just When Applying Chemicals Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  50. 50. Chemical Issues – Exposure - Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME  Not Just When Applying Chemicals Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  51. 51. Chemical Issues – Exposure - Use Personal Protection Equipment ALL THE TIME  Not Just When Applying Chemicals Our 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 & Clean Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. Chemical Issues – Exposure - One more reason to keep it clean! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  55. 55. Chemical Issues – Exposure - One more reason to keep it clean! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  56. 56. Chemical Issues – Spills - Fix Small Leaks before they become Big Leaks Our 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 Our 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 Our 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 Our 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  61. 61. Chemical Issues – Spills - Fix Small Leaks before they become Big Leaks  Equipment problems NEVER go away by themselves  Problems ALWAYS get worse  Fluids where they are not supposed to be are ALWAYS a problem - Train Technicians to anticipate & identify problems - Good Equipment Design can prevent leaks Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  62. 62. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  63. 63. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  64. 64. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  65. 65. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  66. 66. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  67. 67. Chemical Spills – Use Good Valving Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  68. 68. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  69. 69. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  70. 70. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  71. 71. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  72. 72. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  73. 73. Chemical Spills – Hose Issues Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  74. 74. Back Strain - Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  75. 75. Back Strain - Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting - Provide easy access to commonly used equipment Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  76. 76. Back Strain - Eliminate unnecessary stretching, straining & lifting - Provide easy access to commonly used equipment - Provide equipment appropriate to the employee Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  77. 77. 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
  78. 78. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  79. 79. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  80. 80. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  81. 81. Back Strain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  82. 82. Job Site Safety - Know the hazards before starting Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  83. 83. Job Site Safety - Know the hazards before starting - 1st Time? Inspect the Site Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  84. 84. Job Site Safety - Know the hazards before starting - 1st Time? Inspect the Site - No walking backwards! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  85. 85. 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
  86. 86. 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!
  87. 87. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  88. 88. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  89. 89. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  90. 90. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  91. 91. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  92. 92. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  93. 93. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  94. 94. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  95. 95. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  96. 96. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  97. 97. Job Site Safety examples: Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com Hang up & work
  98. 98. Summary (or thank goodness he’s almost done!) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
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  100. 100. Summary Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  101. 101. Safety - Technician Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  102. 102. Safety - Technician - Inspect equipment at the start of your day Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  103. 103. Safety - Technician - Inspect equipment at the start of your day - Don’t Rush, Cut Corners or Walk Backwards! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  104. 104. Safety - Technician - Inspect equipment at the start of your day - Don’t Rush, Cut Corners or Walk Backwards! - Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this on Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  105. 105. Safety - Technician - Inspect equipment at the start of your day - Don’t Rush, Cut Corners or Walk Backwards! - Borrow ideas from colleagues at meetings like this on - Don’t live with leaks and problems - report promptly Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  106. 106. Safety - Technician - Inspect equipment at the start of your day - Don’t Rush, Cut Corners or Walk Backwards! - 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
  107. 107. Safety - Equipment Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  108. 108. Safety - Equipment - Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  109. 109. Safety - Equipment - Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front - Fix serious problems ASAP Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  110. 110. Safety - Equipment - Work with your equipment supplier to design safety in up front - Fix serious problems ASAP - Check that your equipment is secured Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  111. 111. 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  112. 112. 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
  113. 113. Safety Policies & Procedures Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  114. 114. Safety Policies & Procedures - Create a “Safety” culture Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  115. 115. Safety Policies & Procedures - Create a “Safety” culture - Encourage reporting of problems Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  116. 116. Safety Policies & Procedures - Create a “Safety” culture - Encourage reporting of problems - Have regular safety meetings to share ideas Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  117. 117. 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  118. 118. 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  119. 119. 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 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  120. 120. 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
  121. 121. Free Bonus Download: Go to: www.PestTop10.com Top 10 Equipment Tips to Eliminate Downtime Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  122. 122. Questions? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com

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