Construction Safety Tips

first aid case

The first of many construction safety tips are to, at the very least, have a first aid case on the job site, with basic items including:

  • Cell Phone
  • Band-Aids
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Eye wash (if no water is on site)
  • Gauze and tape
  • Burn ointment
  • Antibacterial salve
  • Sun screen
  • Insect sting stuff
  • Aspirin or your favorite remedy
  • Salt tablets
  • Ice pack

First aid kits come in the small basic pouch up to a full back pack of supplies.

Determine what you need based on the distance to the nearest hospital or clinic, and to your home or neighbor where you can get help in an emergency.

Please take Construction Safety Tips Seriously!

The fun stops when someone gets hurt, especially you! The work also stops upon injury causing days or months to get the project going again.

The most common year round injuries are splinters and cuts. Many times a good cleaning, antibiotic ointment, and a bandage will get you back to work in no time.

Seasonal remodeling safety includes:

  • Heat protection
  • Cold protection
  • Insect protection and elimination
safety boots

Safety Gear

Safety boots, glasses, hard hat, gloves, and protective clothing for the weather conditions and environmental hazards of the remodeling project are many times overlooked... Being to anxious to get to the job.

As you can see in the photo, my steel toe boots, and hard hat go every where I go.

What's not in the picture that I always have with me are several types of gloves, a first aid kit in the glove box, safety glasses, and a water jug.

Accidents happen! It's a waste of time, costly, and can be avoided.

The best way to avoid accidents is to prepare for them in case they do happen.

That may sound a little strange but, preparing in the mind, makes for accident prevention on the job.

Construction Safety Tips With A First Aid Kit

Example: You purchased a first aid kit in case of a cut, hoping that you never get cut - right! Now, you hope that you never need it. Going through the effort of having the first aid kit puts safety at the forefront of your mind and work habits.

That may be a weak example, but it works!

Planning for an accident, makes you work safe, to avoid those accidents.

You Are The Construction Safety Manager!

You are responsible for anyone walking onto your job site!

The best of construction safety tips are to discourage visitors from stopping by to visit while you're working.

Safety first! Tell your visitors to come back when the projects are completed.

When it's a property for sale, curious shoppers are discourage from buying when they see the behind the scenes demolition and reconstruction phase. Been there, done that!

First I was taught not to show the construction projects. Then I learned not to show my construction projects from experience!

It's a waste of time, an interruption of work flow, and the curious shoppers rarely if every buy the property because they may have seen a rotten board you haven't replaced yet.

You are responsible for the visitor's safety if you do let them in. It's just not worth the risk!

Avoid a law suit from a twisted ankle or a worse injury from a fall. Hospital bills from a cut when a visitor shouldn't have been touching your work site, get expensive, quickly!

Construction Safety Tips For Your Back

Use a back brace if necessary, buy always lift properly with your legs from the squat position versus bending over and straining yourself.

Expect to have sore muscles after a day of hard labor, and tired days when your working long hours or after your regular full time job.

When you're a full time rehabber you can alternate your daily tasks between the hard physical work and the lighter tasks. A hard job the first day, easy job the next, back to the hard job and keep alternating. It does eliminate the drudgery!

If your like me remodeling for the long haul, fatigue can catch up to you unless you split up your projects and do at least a couple of light duty days per week.


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