Construction sites have been a premise that reports a great deal of injuries, accidents and deaths. Similarly, there are other premises such as schools, hospitals, commercial areas, etc. that report such incidents. Since, work sites such as building construction involves high-risk tasks, employees are given special protective gear. These are specifically and specially designed to shield individuals from potential harm or injury. While in certain situations some avoid danger, others are able to minimize the injury.
• What types of protective gear are available?
There are those who are overconfident that they wouldn’t get hurt or meet with an accident and refuse to put on the gear. Moreover, there are a range of items that are used a protective gear. The work safety gear includes both clothing and accessories such as;
– Full body covered coats (e.g. resistant to chemicals, temperature, etc.)
– Special shoes or boots
– Plastic or leather gloves (e.g. working in cold climates) etc.
• What is the importance of following safety regulations of a company?
The management of the company is responsible for following safety rules regulated by a special team looking into this area. Moreover, it serves the purpose of protecting you and your health. Here are some reasons, why it’s important for companies to provide a perfect work safety gear to employees:
(a) These accessories help prevent serious head injuries that vary in the severity of the damage. The head gear such as hats are made of hard material that could withstand pressure, damage, etc. Moreover, the cause of it could be due to numerous reasons such as:
– Falling of objects on the head
– Knocking the head against concrete or steel poles
(b) On the other hand, there are other equipment that helps an individual to shield his or her eyes and face. For instance if you’re working in a chemical factory, you are given special glasses. Alternatively, if you were working as a welder, you would be given a face shield visor.
(c) Additionally, you would be wearing specially designed foot ware necessary for the job you are doing. For instance workers are given fully covered shoes that are resistant to punctures, slips, etc. As a fact, even if a heavy object falls, the damage is to your foot is lessened.
(d) Hand injuries are one of the most common accidents that are reported in many sites. It could be a cut, bruise, twist, and the list continues. As a fact, manufacturers have designed different types that are suitable to be worn in various settings.
If you’re working in a high-risk area such as welding, lifting materials, etc. make it a point to check about the safety gear. If you aren’t provided with the necessary items, don’t hesitate to bring it to the attention of the management. Bear in mind to always wear the protective gear given by the company.