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Pressure washing accidents.


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Pressure washing accidents can occur when proper safety precautions are not followed or when the equipment is used incorrectly. Some common accidents associated with pressure washing include:



1. High-pressure spray injuries: The powerful stream of water from a pressure washer can cause serious injuries if it comes into contact with the skin. This can result in cuts, abrasions, and even deep tissue damage.



2. Eye injuries: Pressure washers can generate strong water pressure that can cause eye injuries if proper eye protection is not worn. Chemicals used in conjunction with pressure washing can also pose a risk to the eyes if they come into contact with them.



3. Falls and slips: Working on slippery surfaces while operating a pressure washer can increase the risk of falls and slips. This can lead to fractures, sprains, and other injuries.



To prevent pressure washing accidents, it is important to follow these safety guidelines:



1. Wear protective gear: Always wear appropriate safety goggles, gloves, and clothing to protect yourself from potential injuries.



2. Use proper technique: Hold the pressure washer securely with both hands and maintain a stable footing. Avoid pointing the spray nozzle at yourself or others.



3. Be cautious around electrical sources: Keep the pressure washer away from electrical outlets or wiring to avoid electrical hazards.



4. Avoid using ladders over 6ft tall: Pressure washing from a tall ladder can be dangerous. Instead, whenever possible, use extension wands or telescoping poles to reach higher areas safely.



5. Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions: Familiarize yourself with the equipment's operation manual and follow the recommended safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.



Remember, accidents can happen even with proper precautions. If experience a pressure washing-related injury, seek medical attention immediately.  Since Acids and Bases like Sodium Hypochlorite are used in disinfecting and cleaning, orange cones of other obstructions must be used to keep traffic away from areas where applying your mix. The first rule is to cause no harm to people, property or pets.



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