Pest Control Spray Equipment - Use PPE All the Time!

Pest Control Spray Equipment - Use PPE All the Time!

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jun 10, 2012

When using pest control spray equipment or weed control sprayers to apply chemicals, the law says you must use personal protective equipment. I believe most spray techs use PPE when spraying.

The issue I see is all the other time. Anytime you are in contact with your sprayer equipment, you should be using PPE. I don't think this is what is actually happening out there.

Some examples:

1. Spray Tech brings his leaking gun into our shop for repairs. He is NOT wearing PPE.

2. Spray Tech shows us a leak in his spray hose. While unwinding the hose to find the leak, he is NOT wearing PPE.

3. Spray tech needs a replacement part. He does not know the name of the part so he sends us this photo. He is NOT wearing PPE.

pest control spray equipment - use ppe all the time

Everyone we talk to says they use PPE all the time. Our own eyes tell us that is not the case.

Pest control & weed control technicians - you only have 1 body and 1 life. Don't risk it. Use your PPE anytime you are touching your power spray equipment.