Best Safety Practices and Precautions

Nothing is more important than your safety. To avoid severe personal injury always wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and always be sure to follow Best Safety Practices. Learn More
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Head Protection

Wear protective hard hat helmets wherever there is risk of head injury. Protects against: Impact from falling/flying objects; electrical currents.
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Tool Handles

Install tool handles if available to ensure maximum safety in handling tools. Protects against: Pinch points, hand and extremity injuries.
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Hearing Protection

Wear earplugs, ear muffs or both to protect your hearing. Protects against: Prolonged or excessive exposure to noise in excess of 80dB; hearing impairment or hearing loss.
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Eye Protection

Wear proper eye or face protection. Safety glasses should have side shields to provide full coverage. Protects against: Contact with flying objects and various projectiles.
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Hand Protection

Wear safety gloves to protect against heat and sharp objects. Protects against: Excessive heat conditions; exposure to sharp or heavy objects; moving mechanical parts
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Body Protection

Wear protective and high-visibility clothing whenever possible. Do not wear flammable or combustible articles. Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing or jewelry. Protects against: Combustion or catching fire; dark or low visibility environments; moving machine parts; severe injury, entanglement, and snags.
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Foot Protection

Wear approved safety shoes with steel/reinforced toes to protect your feet and extremities. Protects against: Injury from heavy or falling objects; wet, icy, or slippery conditions; slips, trips, and falls.
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Hose & Cord Clearance

Maintain a safe and navigable working environment. Gather and arrange all associated cords, hoses, and equipment. Store away any unused equipment. Protects against: Cluttered work spaces, slips, trips and falls.
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Reaction Arm Safety

Always react against fixed surfaces. Keep hands, fingers, and extremities well clear of any reaction points where pinching can occur. Eliminate reaction arms by using HYTORC Washers. Protects against: Pinch points, hand and extremity injuries.
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Socket Safety

Use only impact-grade sockets. Always inspect all sockets before use. Never strike a socket to shock it loose, especially under load. Never use a socket that is worn out, cracked, rounded, damaged, modified, or improperly fitted. Protects against: Socket breakage or slippage; shattered or exploded sockets; projectiles.
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Tool operation safety

Inspect all tools before use. Always use the correct tool for the job. Follow manufacturer recommendations for safe handling of tools. Tools should only be used by fully trained personnel. Protects against: Severe personal injury that may result from inadequate training or experience.
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Dead Man Switches

Use Dead Man Switches whenever possible, a pump operation accessory designed to keep operators safe that requires two remotes to operate the pump. Protects against: Pinch points, hand and extremity injur