HVAC professionals have to face many health hazards when performing their job. Apart from equipping them with the appropriate dryer vent cleaning equipment, they should also be armored with the right personal protective equipment (PPE).
Following are the essential personal protective equipment and clothing for your HVAC technicians:
Safety glasses and goggles for eye protection
HVAC professionals are exposed to dust and debris when cleaning air ducts and dryer vents. Dust and debris can cause eye injuries. So, always remind your technicians to wear their safety glasses, wraparound goggles, and visors when working.
Hard hat for head protection
Especially when working in areas where falling objects are a hazard, the appropriate hard hat should be used. It protects the HVAC technician’s head from the impact of a collision with the falling object. Failure to wear the necessary head protection gear could result in traumatic brain injuries.
Earplugs for hearing protection
HVAC professionals use compressed air to remove all the lint and dust in the inner vents. The movement of metals inside the air compressor results in a loud noise that could range from 40-90 decibels. A person exposed to noise levels of more than 70 decibels for a long period has a high risk of developing hearing related-problems. Noise-canceling earmuffs or earplugs should be used to protect HVAC professionals against hearing loss.
HEPA filter respirator for respiratory protection
Dust and other fine particle can damage the lungs. To prevent these harmful substances to get into the lungs, HVAC professionals have to wear a dust mask or a filtered respirator. Specifically, HEPA filtered respirators provide excellent protection.
Safety shoes and gloves for hand and foot protection
Wearing safety shoes and gloves protects technicians from cuts, burns, sprain injuries, and even electrocution. Make sure to provide safety gear with OSHA certification.
Hi-Viz overalls for body protection
Hi-Viz clothing not only enhances the visibility of HVAC specialists, but it also protects them from chemical and fire hazards. Safety overalls also shield them from extreme heat or cold.
Cleaning dryer vents is not an easy job and could expose technicians to a different set of risks. So, it only makes sense to protect the people behind your business at all costs.
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