Safety Equipment for Construction Workers

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Every industry has its unique processes that involve both, humans and machines. All these processes pose some hazards which require unique safety measures. However, there are some risk factors that are common for all sectors. These risk factors can turn out to be life threatening, if proper precautions are not taken.
Construction sites are no exception to the risk of hazards, be it huge or small. Though the industries have advanced their processes and with high technology, there is always a risk to human life at the sites. This makes it imperative for both, employers and employees to follow a strict protocol for safety.
The eyes and face are most sensitive parts of the body and hence they need utmost precaution at construction sites. Majority of eye injuries take place due to foreign particles, gasses or objects that get into the eyes while welding, cutting, grinding, nailing, working with concrete etc. Working at sites with extreme winds, sparks, smoke, or dangerous chemicals also requires high precautions and safety equipment.
The essential safety equipment may vary according to the kind of work one is assigned to. For instance, stringent safety measures need to be adhered to by people working in close vicinity of welding machines or any acidic substance. Construction worker or not, if you are even walking through a site while the work is in progress – you have to wear a hard hat. This is the most important and fundamental requirement for any construction site. At construction sites, there is always a risk of objects falling from heights, and causing serious injury to your head. The hard hat is a vital gear that shields workers or visitors from falling object and/or direct contact with any harmful material. These hats are also useful for a protection from rain, direct sun rays, and electric shock.
Unfortunate but true! Many of the death hazards at construction sites take place because of tripping, slipping, and falling accidents. These accidents usually occur due to unsafe ladders or scaffolds. Unsafe footwear are also one of the major reasons behind such events. Therefore, it is critical for construction workers to wear protective footwear. Almost all construction work requires active use of hands, and hence proper precaution is needed to avoid common injuries like cuts and puncture wound. It is surprising that lack of protection against common injuries costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Therefore, it is important to provide the workers with gloves well suited for their tasks, both for their safety and for minimizing medical expenses.
So take care out on the construction site and look out for potential danger.