- Operate concrete, mortar
and/or plaster mixers (mixers) only if you are trained and authorized
to do so.
- Make sure all mixers with
a 1yard capacity or smaller are equipped with grid guards. The grid openings are not to exceed 4 inches
square with a minimum clearance of 5 inches from the top of
the grid guard to the top of the mixing paddles.
- Before using mixers and
associated equipment, check that they are in safe working condition.
- Make sure all defective
tools or equipment are tagged "Defective" and removed from service.
- Make sure all mixers are
prevented from accidental startup (Lockout/Tagout) prior to
maintenance or repair activities.
sure electrical cables and hoses are placed where they will
not constitute a tripping hazard.
sure all safety guards and other protective devices are properly
adjusted and remain in place.
Promptly report any deficiencies to your supervisor.
the wheels of the mixer when parked on a slope.
reach into the drum opening with hands or foreign objects when
the mixer is in operation.
- DO NOT add fuel or oil without
first stopping the engine.
- ALWAYS stop engine when
leaving equipment. Never
leave mixer unattended when in operation.
- Periodically check all bolts
and fasteners on the mixer for tightness and condition. The vibrations from the motor could loosen
nuts and bolts.
- Before towing the mixer,
make sure that the safety chain is securely attached, and that
the tow bar bolt and lock nut are secure and in good condition.
- Always wear appropriate
clothing and work shoes. Never
wear loose or frayed clothing, long hair, rings, etc., near
mixers or other sources of entanglement.
- Wear appropriate personal
protective equipment, such as safety glasses and gloves whenever
using mixers. If you
choose to wear a respirator, see the "Respirators"
Code of Safe Practice
- Lift and handle all material
properly and with careful attention to the job.
- If concrete splatters on
the skin, wash off as soon as possible.