Daniel G. Fousek, ASP, CHST, is the safety and education director for the Mechanical Contractorsâ€™ Association of Cleveland and the Cleveland Plumbing Contractorsâ€™ Association. The associations represent union pipefitting and plumbing contractors, respectively, in the Greater Cleveland area. Dan can be reached at (216) 459-0770, and www.mapic.org.
You buy a new car. You probably wash and wax it quite religiously for the first month or so. Then something happens â€” the new car smell wears off, you get your first scratch, you start making car payments â€” and no longer does washing and waxing seem as much of a priority.