On TV, you typically see plumbers portrayed with their legs hanging out from under the sink, immobile, or perhaps bent over a leaking fixture with their pants… well… Suffice it to say, plumbing is no joke, and involves a great deal of activity and serious plumber health risks that must be carefully and properly addressed to ensure both homeowner and plumber safety.
Plumbing Work is Hard, and Plumbing Hazards and Risks Many:
Plumbers are skilled…
In reading and preparing blueprints, as well as knowledgeable in building codes and pertinent regulations.
Most plumbers work alone…
Hauling tools and heavy equipment for the care and maintenance of hard-to-reach areas including water supply, waste disposal lines, and water and home heating systems.
Plumbing work is physically challenging…
Resulting in the need to work in awkward positions to complete tasks and increasing risks of musculoskeletal injuries. Wet environments increase the risk of slips and falls, burns are possible with hot parts and heating equipment, and eye injury from flying fluids or particles are also a risk.
Plumbers are frequently exposed to health and biohazards…
From raw sewage, capable of harboring bacteria like tetanus, salmonella, leptospirosis, hepatitis, E.coli, giardia, cryptosporidium and dysentery, to animal droppings that can be infected with histoplasmosis, psittacosis, and hantavirus, toxic mold - not to mention chemical hazards from drain cleaners, lead in pipes, and asbestos in walls – putting themselves at-risk daily.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing Safety Procedures Keep You Safe
Our specialized training, safety equipment, and procedures ensure an extra level of protection for everyone involved, and include…
- Proper and thorough education and training, licensure and insurance.
- WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) and MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) knowledge.
- Specialized training on working safely with soil, contaminated water and sewage.
- Essential knowledge regarding on-site and personal cleaning procedures to eliminate contamination and reduce the risk of possible exposure.
- The use of personal protective equipment (goggles, gloves, boots, etc.) and employment of on-site safety procedures and work practices essential to the safe handling of possible lead, asbestos, mold, chemical, biological contaminants, and other hazards (containment and ventilation), ensuring the utmost safety of workers and inhabitants.
Plumber health and plumber safety are no joke, and Mr. Rooter plumbers mean business. More than your average Joe, they’re up to the task-at-hand, with experience backed by high levels of training and education. Ensure the professional help you need for a job well done and the care and safety you deserve. Contact Mr. Rooter today.