Protecting Ourselves During Fire Cleanup
Safety is always our #1 priority. We value our team members, they’re the driving force of SERVPRO of The Dutch Fork. When we’re cleaning fire and smoke damages in Chapin, Irmo and other areas of South Carolina, we take necessary precautions to ensure that our team members avoid injury.
OSHA provides a broad definition for personal protective equipment (PPE): “Personal protective equipment is worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits.” While we may not be seen wearing everything on the list, we use some form of PPE on every job.
When performing fire remediation in Chapin, Irmo and other parts of South Carolina, there are several hazardous materials that could have been burned or melted. Asbestos, chemicals, mold and even lead to name a few. These hazards and the guarantee of smoke and soot, require additional PPE:
- Respirator/Face Mask
- Shoe/Feet Protection
- Eye Protection