The most effective way to become familiar with operators safety and safety procedures is to read your owners manual THOROUGHLY. If you do not have the manual that came with the sprayer you are operating we encourage you to find a copy as airless sprayers are different from brand to brand and model to model, many can be downloaded.
Your safety is important! Careful use of airless spray equipment will prevent injuries! Spray It SafeTM
Two major types of safety hazards exist with an airless paint sprayer:
Fire and/or explosion can occur if the sprayer is spraying or flushing flammable fluid in an area where air circulation is poor and an open flame or sparks are present.
Many paints, solvents and their vapors will ignite, causing a fire or explosion which may burn you.The most common cause of a fire or explosion is the ignition of flammable vapors by an open flame or spark.
With an ungrounded spray system, the flow of fluid through the sprayer and hose may create enough static electricity to cause a spark from the gun. That spark can ignite flammable vapors.
Injection can be caused by high pressure fluid passing through a small opening, such as the spray tip or hose leak. This creates a high speed stream of atomized fluid which is powerful enough to pierce your skin and enter your body.
Injection occurs when the high pressure fluid pierces your skin.
The most common causes of injection are:
The injury might look like "just a cut" but don't be fooled! - It is a serious wound!
Get IMMEDIATE hospital treatment for any injection wound. Tell the doctor what fluid was injected.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"Benjamin Franklin
To help prevent a fire and/or explosion when spraying flammable or potentially flammable materials, always;
Electric Powered Sprayers
Gas engine powered sprayers and air (pneumatic) powered sprayers
Every day thousands of painters safely use Graco airless spray painting equipment by following these simple and effective precautions.
Please protect your safety by properly preparing the jobsite and carefully using the spray equipment. Play it safe for safety's sake.