Construction workers face hazards on the job while they perform manual labor, use tools, operate equipment, or work outdoors. Use PPE to minimize exposure to hazards on the jobsite.
Many different gloves are available and can protect construction workers’ hands from cuts, abrasions, impacts, vibrations, and penetrations. Welding helmets, face shields, goggles, and eyeglasses prevent exposure to workers’ eyes from flying particulates produced from a variety of hot work and construction-related work activities. Protective clothing and footwear place a barrier between workers’ bodies and feet, respectively.
High-visibility apparel ensures workers are visible to operators and motorists. Seasonal PPE such as cooling towels and bandanas, neck gaiters, hats, jackets, and traction cleats help workers stay safe while working outdoors. Hard hats protect workers’ heads from overhead falling objects and accidental bumps. Minimizing workers’ exposure to hazards and the risk of injury can help ensure the project continues efficiently and without setbacks from a jobsite incident.