It’s always a good idea to give any equipment a quick inspection before use. Safety equipment is no exception. Before you begin your chemical applications, always make sure your safety gear is in proper working order.
For skin protection, this is as simple as looking the equipment over and ensuring there are no rips, tears, or other damage that could allow chemicals to pass through and make contact with your skin.
For eye protection, make sure there is no damage and ensure any straps or fasteners are in good condition.
In the case of respirators or masks, inspect filters, if any, and replace if needed. If at any point during the application your safety equipment fails, stop immediately and address the problem. A quick break to put on a new pair of gloves or change out the filter on your respirator could save you from serious irritation or harm.
- Do not take unnecessary risks when applying potentially hazardous chemicals. Make sure to take the proper safety precautions and wear sufficient protective equipment.
- Check your safety equipment before use just like you check any sort of equipment before use. A quick once over could save you a lot of trouble if you spot defective or damaged equipment before you start your pest control project.
- All chemical products we sell have minimum PPE requirements printed on the label. If you’re unsure what level of protection is best, remember it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.