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Proper Chemical Protection and Cleaning Are So Important

Safety is free, don't use it sparingly. It's the law to use PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) while we are spraying on a job, but it's before the job starts in our trucks and after the job is done that we could always use some extra help remembering ways to stay healthy and safe. Clean equipment after leaks and [...]

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Chemical Spills Due to Hose Issues

Literal wear is what is going to take out your hoses! Rubbing against the gate of a truck as its being wound. Does it bump against your reel just enough to cause enough friction to wear down the covering over time? Can your hose be snagged while driving? If you think you can answer yes [...]

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Best Way to Prevent Chemical Leaks

What is the actual  true cost of a shut off valve? Some would argue just $5 or $10 dollars. Some would argue maybe $100 to build a quality fitting with shut off valve. Andrew Greess, of Qspray, could argue that it could potentially cost you hundreds of dollars if you do it cheaply. Because the [...]

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Great Pest Control Marketing Can Be Free - Make Lemonade

Great Pest Control Marketing Doesn't Have to Cost You a FortuneCheck out this great example from Kraft Heinz, which owns Country Time Lemonade.Someone in their marketing department read an article about a little kid's lemonade stand that got shut down by the local police because the kids didn't have a permit.  Kraft did a little [...]

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Job Site Safety Tips to Help Avoid Injuries

Hazards don't reach out and tap you on the shoulder before you're about to fall over them. Take a minute or two to check the job site for hazards, kid's toys, dogs. We have a lot of things to contend with going onto a job site, not looking for the hazards that might be lurking [...]

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Injury Prevention On The Job

Prevention: the act of preventing; effectual hindrance. The key to prevention is the word EFFECTUAL. It has an effect, it does something to change the situation. As the boss, it's up to you to be the effectual hindrance in  preventing on the job injuries of your technicians. If what you do has no effect on the way their job is [...]

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How to Help Minimize Back Strain

Lifting is a fact of our industry. You will be lifting things: backpack sprayers, hoses, cranking on a pull start motor, filling tanks, etc. There is little we can do to eliminate all the lifting, but there are things we can do to eliminate the amount of strain and wear and tear we put our [...]

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Avoiding Slipping Injuries

It's not about how much equipment you are able to cram onto a truck. It was covered previously how a truck packed too tight can cause injuries. Again, we are going over how basics like layout of equipment on a spray truck can prevent injuries.  Making it so your tech has to climb over the motor to get to other [...]

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How to Avoid Cuts, Burns & Abrasions on the Job

There are things we can do to avoid injuries and on the job accidents. Take a look at the back of your rig – Is there any glaring "accidents waiting to happen?" Or can you think of any small steps that could be taken to help avoid injury? Where is your pump motor exhaust blowing on – the edge [...]

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The Importance of Checking Your Rig and Proper Equipment

We can't say for sure that every time a rig with properly installed equipment is going to make it through an accident without coming unattached or leaking. But we can say that it's happened and that it gives your rig and equipment a better than average chance. It's basic logic, installed properly equipment will stay put.  Now there are [...]

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