Safety and Health Dangers of Manual Drilling

Getting your men out of the drum is putting your worker’s health and safety first. This industry has been manually jack hammering dead, hardened concrete inside mixer drums for over 100 years. These are now the ways of the past… the Ready Jet’s patented robotic technology guarantees a SAFE and PROVEN method of cleaning residual concrete buildup for both Ready Mix producers and service providers.

The Ready Jet eliminates potential injuries from large, falling chunks of concrete, the sharp blades inside the drum, fatigue and heat stress, carpal tunnel syndrome from excessive jackhammer vibrations, and repetitive strain injury. With the Ready Jet, there is no need for a required secondary operator for “hole watch,” no need for compliance with confined space regulations, no need for lock-out/tag-out procedures, and no notification to local fire and rescue required. It truly is a no-brainer!

The dust coming from the abrasive blasting contains respirable particles of crystalline silica. Silica, a main ingredient of cement, assumes its lethal form of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust during heavy industrial processes like cutting and drilling. These respirable particles are very small — about 100 times smaller than a grain of sand found on the beach. Breathing in silica can increase workers’ chances of developing lung diseases, including silicosis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It also increases their chances of developing kidney and autoimmune diseases. The higher the levels of silica that employees are exposed to and the longer they are exposed to it, the greater the chances of developing these diseases. Because of this, OSHA has strict compliance standards of exposure amounts and ways for minimizing that exposure. The Ready Jet guarantees powerful water blasting solutions to get the job done efficiently, and most importantly, SAFELY! It only requires one worker OUTSIDE the drum using a Bluetooth remote that controls the entire machine – exceeding OSHA safety standards.

 

If you are ready to put safety first, then contact us today to get your men out of the drum and away from those harmful chemicals and safety risks!

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