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According to OSHA safety rules and regulations, the water and sewer industry is mandated to prioritize public health and the environment. This is particularly vital because the industry often faces biological and occupational hazards, most of which extend to civilians in case the sewer pipe repair project is close to residence. As such, it’s only natural for residents to consider temporarily relocating when such procedures are underway around their property.
Attaboy Plumbing offers sewer repair in Chico, CA. When we carry out our tasks, we keep everyone’s safety in mind, which is why certain measures have to be enacted. Here are the leading reasons and top safety and health hazards why relocation is necessary during sewer line installation.
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCKS
Electricity and water are a deadly combination. This is why our team follows strict protocols regarding safety gear and standard procedures during sewer pipe installation and other projects of the same nature that require electrical appliances. However, residents or occupants of the property being serviced might not necessarily have access to the same resources that a professional crew has. Hence, relocation becomes necessary to avoid accidents involving electricity.
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO DISEASES
Sewer pipe replacement entails digging up the affected pipe, exposing those nearby to whatever disease-carrying bacteria is present in the sewage or wastewater. For the crew, infection is not an issue because we are always in safety gear for every job, but what if civilians are around during installation? Relocation is the best way to ensure that no one gets infected during the pipe restoration process.
ACCIDENTS INVOLVING HEAVY MACHINERY
The machinery used during sewer repair services can cause severe injuries if handled incorrectly. While we will take all precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety, the best way to keep the residents safe is to not have them on site at all.
DANGERS OF CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
Sewer pipe repair technicians are always trained to identify and avoid space entries. Civilians, on the other hand, were not trained to spot these dangerous space entries, making civilian presence unwelcome.
You can always count on Attaboy Plumbing services for safe, quality, and cost-effective pipe services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.