Operational Alert: Pressure Washing

Operational Alert’s, inform Signal Mutual Members of serious incidents or a significant near-miss within the Mutual. If you have similar operations, please share this Operational Alert with operation managers, supervisors, equipment operators, and all affected employees. It is imperative that management, at all levels review their operations for similar hazardous conditions, acts, and their controls.

Pressure washing is accomplished in a variety of very different applications in the marine preservation environment. But no matter what pressures an operator may be working with, hazards can dramatically impact the operator and those working in the area. Across the Mutual, from January 2019 thru June 2021, there have been 20 serious accidents, including one fatality, associated with regular, High-Pressure, and Ultra High-Pressure Water Washing.


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