Construction workers are no stranger to the world of dangerous jobs. Whether it be from heavy machinery, large vehicles, elevated work spaces, or hazardous materials, construction workers are constantly surrounded by potentially dangerous situations. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize safety as much as possible. And that starts with what you wear at the job site.
There are 6 types of safety equipment that every construction worker should have on site at all times.
1. A Face Mask
Some jobs require that you wear a protective face mask to protect your lungs from harsh chemicals or other airborne contaminants. But it’s also a good idea to wear a facemask to protect from dust particles, allergens, and of course Covid-19. Even when working on open air environments with social distancing protocols, you should still have a face covering to protect not only yourself, but the people around you.
2. Work Boots
Proper work boots are a must. Because jobs and job sites vary significantly, it’s important to choose a pair that are best suited for your needs. Some key features to look for are a steel toe to protect from puncture and impact, a non slip sole to avoid falls, and soft breathable leather to stay comfortable even after hours on your feet. Our go to’s, is the Ever Boots Tank or the Tank S. It’s a classic style and covers all the bases.
A pair of heavy duty gloves can minimize some of the most common injuries that occur at a construction site. Gotta protect your hands from things like cuts, splinters, scrapes, or chemical burns. They can also improve your grip, keep your hands warm during winter, and help with hot materials during the summer.
Hard Hats. The quintessential construction gear, hard hats are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment. Falling objects can pose a lethal risk at a construction site. That’s why OSHA requires and that they be routinely inspected for dents or cracks.
4. High Visibility Clothing
Incorporating high visibility clothing to your daily workwear is helpful at a crowded work site. This is especially true when working at night or other poorly lit settings. Bright or reflective clothing could be the difference between being seen or getting in an accident.
5. Hearing Protection
Being around power tools and large machines for extended periods of time can really take a toll on your ears. And long term exposure to these high decibel environments can cause lasting damage to your hearing. That’s why it’s important to wear protective gear to cancel out loud noises from chainsaws, jackhammers, and other loud machinery.
The bottom line is that safety should always be a top priority when it comes to construction work. Making sure that these items are part of your regular work routine can make a huge difference for you and the people around you. While the construction site is a potentially hazardous workplace, these items can really minimize the chance of accidents and injuries.
At Ever Boots, we pride ourselves on our making high quality, durable boots for a very reasonable price. We believe that we can still use the best materials, NOT cutting corners, and still offer the best for our customers. And for the past five years, we have. Learn more about the styles and features of EVER BOOTS products here.