Pressure Washer Safety

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Pressure washers are used to clean equipment, materials and work areas on the job. At home, they may be used for washing automobiles, house exteriors and other uses.

They can also cause injuries. Because the water is under pressure, it moves with enough force to cause damage to the eyes or skin and contribute to other types of injuries. Close contact with a pressure washer's flow to your skin actually abrades away the skin layer by layer rather than cuts and causes injuries that are hard to heal and scar for life. The noise can also damage hearing.

For safer use of a pressure washer, follow these tips:

Pressure washers get the job done quickly and well. But they have the potential for causing injury, so use them safely at work and at home.

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