Sandblasting has safety risks involved both for the persons involved and the persons nearby, people and property. Without much precaution and safety measures, sandblasting can do more harm than good.
To completely avoid this, it is best to leave the process to the professionals. This will not only guarantee safety but also remarkable results.
But of course, there are always the daring ones who love to explore. If you are one of them, you need not worry because if you follow all the safety measures listed below, you, your family, and your neighbors will be safe, not to forget your property.
- Eliminate any hazard from the surrounding environment
Especially if the sandblasting process is in an open environment, you’ll want to make sure that the surrounding area is free from property that can be damaged. Also, ensure there isn’t anything that may lead to an accident, and for those items that can’t be moved make sure to cover them properly with good polythene.
- Check the functionality of the blasting equipment
You’ll want to make sure that the blasting machine is well contained and doesn’t have cracks that may lead to leakage of toxic substances in the atmosphere. You’ll also want to ensure that the abrasive you’re using is not toxic.
- Stick to appropriate protective gear
Without this sandblasting safety is compromised. So, make sure the persons involved in the sandblasting job adhere to the safety measures by putting on the right helmets, gloves, protective eyewear, the right footwear, earplugs, and the blasting suit.
Apart from the protective wear, the persons involved should also be having a respiratory apparatus that covers the head, shoulder, face, and neck for respiratory protection during the sandblasting process and also during clean up.
- Clean-up precautions
Even after the blasting process is done, it is vital to take necessary precautions during clean-up. Clean with water-based gents and do not take off your protective gear during clean-up.
Sandblasting is a very essential process. However, it can cause serious damage when not done right. It is thus important to keep safe. If you are not sure about the process, allow trained experts to take over. If you reside in Orange County, Riverside, Fontana, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, and San Bernardino and need residential sandblasting services, reach out to Leroy Vasquez Sandblasting.