Copyright : Katarzyna Białasiewicz
Every morning and evening construction workers make their commute to and from the jobsite. Days are spent at great heights, moving in repetition and surrounded by heavy noise. Staying safe on the job site requires unique materials and equipment depending on your specific needs.
It’s important to utilize the following equipment while on the construction site to avoid and prevent personal injury.
Eye and face protection: Vision impairment and blindness can be caused by tasks such as welding, cutting, grinding and nailing due to hazardous chemicals and flying materials.
Equipment to use: Protect yourself by wearing safety glasses and face shields when necessary.
Foot protection: Injury to the feet can occur by a variety of construction site tasks including heavy equipment, falling objects and slipping and falling.
Equipment to use: Be sure to invest in footwear that fits correctly, is resistant to punctures and has slip-resistant soles. Heavy-duty work boots will help avoid crushed toes and dangerous falls that could have serious health consequences.
Hand protection: The construction site exposes workers to hand injuries with every task they perform. From lifting heavy objects, to working around heavy equipment and hazardous heat and chemicals, the potential for injury is high.
Equipment to use: There are different types of gloves and hand protection to use depending on the task. Welding calls for welding specific gloves, rubber gloves for concrete work and insulated gloves while working around electrical and weather hazards.
Head protection: To potential for head injury is nowhere near low when it comes to the construction site. Between falling objects, fixed objects, heavy equipment and accidental head contact to hazardous material, there is great risk for severe head injuries with lasting consequences.
Equipment to use: Every single worker on the construction site should be wearing a hard-hat that fits correctly. Hats should be inspected routinely to be sure they are functioning properly.
Hearing protection: Lastly, the amount of destructive noise present on the jobsite calls for proper ear protection to protect against hearing impairment and hearing loss.
Equipment to use: There are a variety of earplugs and earmuffs that provide proper protection depending on the task.
Proper construction site attire and safety equipment is just the beginning of worksite safety. Poor ergonomics should be corrected to make sure your body is moving the best that it can. You can find more on-site safety tips throughout our blog! For an on-site evaluation, contact us and we can join you at your place of work to make sure you are practicing correct work safety techniques.
5/17/2019 12:58:35 am
Thanks for helping me understand that there must be a helmet and other protective gear for each worker. As you said, this will keep them safe from any hazards that can be caused by each machine. I will share this tip with my best friend since her husband will rent a piece of equipment. It appears that it will be for their warehouse projects now that they have bought one.
6/24/2019 02:56:44 pm
I liked that you mentioned you should protect your ears while handling heavy equipment. My grandfather worked in construction for many years, and he used to say that earing problems are really common between people that work in construction. Your safety always comes first, and managing that will allow you to go back home with your loved ones without a scratch.
7/18/2019 08:40:20 pm
The next time I am working on my home, I will use safety glasses. No sense in getting a shard of something in there. I wouldn't want to risk permanent damage to my eyes.
7/30/2019 11:53:16 am
I know safety equipment is a must, but you did a great job of mentioning work boots. My best friend is going to work for a construction company to develop his skills and he wants to make sure he has everything to keep him safe. I'm going to tell my friend to look for a good place to buy good quality equipment that guarantees his safety.
7/31/2019 04:02:32 pm
Thank you for all this great information about safety on construction sites. It makes sense that you want everyone to be wearing a hard had, and to be using gloves. It would also be nice to make sure that the equipment is in top shape as well.
8/7/2019 12:15:28 pm
Some of my construction teams don't really know how to abide by safety protocols. I think I'll hire a safety consultant so that they can get educated on what equipment they should use to keep themselves safe while they're inside the site. Thanks for telling me that I should make it mandatory to use head protection in order for them to avoid head injuries.
1/27/2020 05:27:07 pm
I appreciate how you mentioned that heavy-duty work boots help prevent crushed toes and dangerous falls. I'd imagine that a clean work area also helps keep it safe. It might not be a bad idea to rent a dumpster to help get rid of waste.
I think it is so important that you mentioned that you need to consider that there might be falling objects or heavy equipment that creates head contact when using machinery, and I think it is good to wear head protection. My best friend told me that he has been thinking about hauling some of the heavy equipment his dad gave to him for his business. If I were him, I would try to learn more about the local services available for this.
5/22/2020 06:11:37 am
Excellent explanation. Anyone can easily comprehend since it’s simple & focused. Keep up the great work!
7/6/2020 11:56:20 pm
My boyfriend would like to have his new building constructed this coming month, but he would like to make sure that safety will be prioritized; therefore, he's planning to hire a Utility oversight service. I agree with you that it would be best to invest in the right footwear so the builders will avoid serious health consequences. Indeed, workers in the construction industry are exposed to hand injuries; that's why I'll make sure to remind my boyfriend to provide the necessary hand protection.
7/14/2020 06:50:32 am
Hi, thank you for such a brilliant post. I have been reading some blogs that gives me more knowledge about this topic like personal safety on the construction site. I must say this is one of the best among them. You have done a great research for I feel, thanks for sharing.
7/28/2020 08:00:34 am
This is a good article. It is a combination of fun and informative. Thanks for sharing this!
2/4/2021 05:55:17 am
Workers should familiarize themselves with all potential fall hazards on a job site. Never work in an area where fall protection systems have yet to be installed. Workers using personal fall arrest systems should inspect them before each use to ensure they are working properly and are free of damage. The facts that have been discussed here are really important. Thank you so much for sharing a great post.
2/8/2021 12:28:33 am
You made a good point when you shared that it is important to ensure that the workers are wearing the right protection gears when working at a construction site. This will ensure that any accidents can be prevented so no one will get hurt. I would like to think if a company is thinking of getting welding supplies, it should consider looking for a reliable supplier and make sure to get the right protection gears as well.
3/23/2021 05:48:45 pm
I agree that the risk of getting hurt while moving heavy objects is extremely high. That's why I think it is important to hire some professionals to do it. Or at least hire someone who has a machine that can do all the heavy lifting for you.
3/26/2021 01:52:38 pm
Thanks for the safety tips. I plan on starting a construction project this year. I'll make sure the equipment I use is inspected.
6/16/2021 05:05:34 am
Good article with an excellent way of presentation. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing.
6/21/2021 03:04:38 pm
I'm glad you talked about the importance of keeping construction workers safe. In my opinion, every worker should follow safety regulations, especially when they're working with heavy machinery. If I were to run a construction site, I'd make sure that my employees know how to avoid risks and accident prevention protocol. Thanks for the information on how construction equipment helps workers stay safe during their job.
6/29/2021 12:39:57 pm
Really appreciate your thoughts and very helpful for the reader thanks for share..
6/30/2021 07:27:25 am
Thanks for the tip to get some safety glasses and hard hats for potential eye and head injuries. A lot of people forget about these essential pieces of equipment. I can see how they could be expensive at first so maybe the person in charge could buy them used.
7/30/2021 01:45:31 am
Thanks for pointing out that safety gear should be utilized to avoid injuries and other incidents on the construction site. I would imagine that any organization would use high-quality tools and equipment to get the job done. I think they should look for a reliable company that can provide heavy-duty industrial equipment that can help them finish their projects safely and in a timely manner.
7/30/2021 07:42:33 am
Stunning post! Thanks for the excellent presentation of your outline.
8/23/2021 01:02:44 pm
My cousin has been thinking about getting the right kind of gloves that can protect his hands while working. He would really like to get safety equipment from a professional in order to be better. It was interesting to learn about how he can reduce the chance of injury when handling heavy equipment, heat, and chemicals.
8/26/2021 03:23:26 pm
I like your tip about using appropriate hand equipment! My brother works as a welder and uses these tips a lot. He is hoping to buy a new welder soon.
12/9/2021 02:46:01 pm
Thank you for your suggestions on how to keep a construction site safe. I agree with you that welding services require specific gloves and equipment. I think that any welding services you need to be done for your construction project should be done by a professional welder that has a lot of experience.
1/21/2022 03:26:24 am
I completely agree with you. Construction employees should be compensated for their hard labor. I appreciate you sharing this.
3/7/2022 04:08:22 am
Wow, this is a fantastic post! Thank you for sharing your ideas on keeping a construction site safe. Thank you for sharing this helpful and engaging content with us!
5/26/2022 05:33:37 pm
It was helpful when you said that everyone needs to be wearing a hard hat. My brother is wanting to work with a grinding machine. I'll pass these tips along to him so that he can his employees can stay safe.
4/30/2023 10:50:18 pm
It captured me the most when you mentioned that injury to the feet can happen. My friend needs a crane service for their project. I should advise him to hire a crane service that is licensed and insured.
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