As many veteran roofers know, proper safety measures are a key part of successful coating jobs. Making sure your team is healthy and safe is not just a good habit to implement – in many cases, it’s the law. In this two-part blog series, we will look into the following safety precautions:
- Eye and face protection
- Lung protection
- Hand and foot protection
- Body protection
- Jobsite Safety
Eye & Face Protection
The first safety measure we will discuss is eye and face protection. When applying silicone, make sure you are wearing safety goggles and face protection. Although it’s always safe to use proper face and eye protection when applying silicone, this precaution should be taken most seriously when spray-applying silicone. When spraying silicone, you can expose yourself to silicone overspray that can negatively affect your eyes and respiratory system if not protected.
An additional measure to take when spraying silicone is using the proper respirator. Using the right respirator is key in effectively protecting your lungs on the jobsite. In order to offer ample protection, make sure you use an organic vapor and particulate filtering respirator. This device will eliminate material inhalation and keep you from ingesting any damaging particles.
To help you keep your safety gear in order, you can find our safety checklist online here. Please remember that each project should follow site-specific safety programs (i.e. Fall Protection Programs, etc.) as outlined by a Job Hazard Assessment prepared by the contractor. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should always be utilized in accordance with OSHA & ANSI standards. Our safety coordinator, Ross Heinz, is available to answer any questions you may have about jobsite safety. You can reach Ross here or call our main office at 812.944.7803.
Make sure you read along next week as we discuss hand, foot, and body protection, as well as jobsite safety. Thanks for reading!