Safety is no accident when doing repairs and making improvements in the home. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, more accidents occur in the home than in the workplace. You can help to protect yourself from accidents by always wearing appropriate safety equipment and observing safety advice and proper use of equipment.
Follow these tips to maintain safety:
â?¢Avoid careless injury by using the right tools for the job, and make sure you have proper training for equipment you are using.
â?¢Never do electric work unless you're qualified.
â?¢Wear dust masks or a respirator when particles are airborne or chemical fumes are present.
â?¢Wear earplugs if exposed to loud noise from power tools
â?¢Use gloves to protect your hands.
â?¢Wear hard-toe or safety steel-toe shoes to protect your feet when working with heavy parts or machinery.
â?¢When working with power tools, wear close-fitting clothing, tie back long hair and remove jewelry.