With any profession, the longer you’ve been doing your job the more comfortable you get with the flow of procedures. Unfortunately, this comfort often leads to a detached, nonchalant attitude towards the things that could go wrong. And it’s when we’re not on guard that accidents tend to happen. It never hurts to remind industry professionals that working with a high pressure airless spray gun is a very serious, very dangerous activity.
The tip itself is a dangerous piece of equipment. You should never allow any portion of your body to come in front of the tip once your equipment is set-up and activated. You should always keep the safety engaged when you’re not using it – and you should always keep it clean.
Shooting yourself with airless gun will inject an instantaneous squirt of material into the body. You should consider this as severe as a poisonous snake bite.
- You will see that there’s just a small mark, which surprisingly won’t bleed much
- DO NOT cut in, near, or around the injection to try to suck the material out
- You will need to cover the wound
- You will need to pressure bandage the limb (arm/leg) that was injected as far us as possible and then keep it elevated
- Then immediately seek medical assistance at a hospital
- It’s always best if you can present them with the high-pressure injection card which details what has happened. The wound, itself, will appear insignificant – but medical personnel need to understand the severity of the situation.