While workplace safety for you may mean remembering to lift the new water cooler bottle with your knees or to remember to stand up every hour, construction workers have many other safety issues to remember. In this piece, we’ll look at a variety of personal safety precautions that construction workers take on a daily basis.

Protect Your Head: Because You Only Have One

  • Anytime there is a risk of falling objects, make sure to wear hard hats…so, most of the time?
  • Before putting on your hard hat, inspect it for any damage, including cracks, warping, or excess wear.
  • Replace hard hats that have already endured an electrical shock or a strong impact.
  • Maintain connecting straps to ensure a proper fit.

Keep Your Digits Safe

  • Gloves are your friends, so keep them maintained.
  • To prevent any slipping, make sure your gloves fit snugly on your hands.
  • Double-check that your gloves are task-appropriate.

This Little Piggy: Keep Your Feet In Check

  • When on any worksite, always wear work boots or shoes with punction-resistant soles. A nail through your foot can ruin your entire day…or month.
  • Keep your little piggies from being smashed by wearing steel-toed shoes or boots.

Protect Your Baby Blues…Or Whatever Color Your Eyes Are

  • Remember to wear face shields or safety glasses on any worksite where flying debris is possible. This includes grinding, nailing, welding, pouring, mixing, cutting, etc.
  • Make sure that your eye protection is appropriate for the task you undertaking.
  • Eyeglasses and face shields are a must for instances when you may be exposed to electrical shock hazards.

Keep Your Climate In Mind

  • Make sure that what you’re wearing is climate appropriate. You may be out in the elements for extended periods of time, so it’s important to keep your body temperature as regulated as possible.
  • Don’t forget to seek appropriate shading. When working in the sun for extended periods of time, the sun can cause considerable damage to your skin.
  • Remember to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even throughout the colder months. Dehydration can sneak up on you any time of year.

Can You Hear What I Hear?

  • When operating loud equipment or when in the vicinity of such, remember to always wear ear protection in the form of sound-isolating headphones or earplugs.

Remember these tips and others like them in order to stay safe whenever you’re engaging in any construction work.