Eye and Face Protection:

  • Safety glasses or face shields are worn any time work operations can cause foreign objects to get in the eye. Eye and face protectors – select based on anticipated hazards.

Foot Protection

  • Construction workers should wear work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles.
  • Safety-toed footwear is worn to prevent crushed toes when working around heavy equipment or falling objects.

Hand Protection

  • Gloves should fit snugly.
  • Workers should wear the right gloves for the job.

Head Protection

  • Wear hard hats where there is a potential for objects falling from above, bumps to the head from fixed objects, or of accidental head contact with electrical hazards.
  • Hard hats – routinely inspect them for dents, cracks or deterioration; replace after a heavy blow or electrical shock; maintain in good condition.

Hearing Protection

  • Use earplugs/earmuffs in high noise work areas where chainsaws or heavy equipment are used; clean or replace earplugs regularly.