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Safety on the Job   


An overview of on-site safety procedures and practices for HVAC Technicians and Plumbers


  1. Discuss hazards and risks encountered on the jobsite
  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Ergonomic hazards
  • Radiation hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Organization hazards

2. Preparation and Preventive Measures – Controlling Hazards

  • Site assessment
  • Inspect site prior to starting work
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Elimination
  • Substitution
  • Engineering controls
  • Administrative controls
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

3. PPE

  • Eye protection, ear protection, full-coverage clothing, face shield, respirator, gloves, hard hat, steel-toed boots

4. Power and Hand Tool Safety

  • Assess tools prior to use
  • Use proper tool for the job
  • Trained on how to use the tool

5. General Site Safety

  • Proper ladder usage
  • Stay hydrated
  • Awareness of extreme heat or cold
  • Proper lifting technique

6. Discuss Safety Resources

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Occupational Hazard Data Sheets
  • OSHA
  • Employer


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