Safety tips for washing vehicles:

  • Wear safety-toe, non-slip sole rubber boots.
  • Wear hearing protection.
  • Protect skin when using solvents. Use appropriate hand protection for the materials being used.
  • Remove immediately any clothing saturated in solvents and wash skin with soap and water thoroughly.
  • Watch out for burns from hot water and back blast from water or dirt particles.
  • Check for bonding and grounding of solvent storage tanks and containers.
  • Do not direct high velocity streams of water on yourself or others.
  • Do not use solvents to remove oil and grease from hands. Use soap and water or a waterless cleanser.

What should I know about using a portable washer:

When using steam cleaners and high pressure washers:

  • Use eye protection.
  • Wear waterproof clothing.
  • Wear protective clothing to protect from burns and splatter.
  • Direct spray away from body.
  • Ensure that there is adequate ventilation.

About cleaning garage floors:

  • Remove accumulation of grease and oil by scraping up or shoveling the material into a disposal container.
  • Absorb the remaining oil film with non-combustible absorbent material.
  • Wash the floor with an industrial, non-volatile, biodegradable detergent solution.
  • Rinse floor with clean water.
  • Do not use gasoline as a cleaning agent.
  • Treat the waste as if it has the same hazardous properties as the original chemicals or materials.
  • Dispose of all chemicals, materials and wastes according to local environmental laws.