Protective Wear

Put on some protective wear before you get in there and start bustin’ up the place.

Being the type of do-it-yourself person that you are, you can’t just sit around and watch everyone else have all the fun, now can you?

Pretty obvious advice right?

Well, you’d be surprised at how many people we’ve seen over the years refuse to wear protective gear on many remodeling jobs.

In case you haven’t thought of this beforehand, it just might behoove you to at least consider wearing some of the following safety items for various
phases of the project.

They Are …

protective wear

  • Goggles or safety glasses for your eyes (kinda important don’t you think?)
  • A Respirator for your face (for when it gets really dusty)
  • Ear (hearing) Protectors (if around loud machinery)
  • Leather Gloves for your hands (when handling rough lumber and other various debris)
  • Hard Hat to protect that thick head of your’s when something falls on it

What??? You say real men don’t wear this stuff?

Well think again. Leave the macho stuff for the tough guys. When you leave the jobsite with all your senses (and other things) in tact, you might just
consider that a good thing.

If you’ve ever tried to remove old insulation and weren’t wearing long sleeved shirts, long pants, and a respirator over you’re nose and mouth to keep
from breathing the fine dust raised, I’ll bet you rethink that decision now, and in the future

That’s why you see guys wearing long pants, hard hats, and safety glasses on the jobsite even in the dead of summer. Longer pants and hard hats tend to cut down (no pun intended) on the scratches and abrasions that flare up on any remodeling or construction site at any time.

The point here is, don’t regard wearing safety equipment as frivolous, uncomfortable, and something archaic that only OSHA would mandate for really big, expensive jobsites. Quit pretending that you feel like the whole world is laughing at you just because you’ve got on a pair of safety glasses, or hearing protectors.

If you need some proof, just ask the old-timer who used to work at the local factory if he wished he had worn protective wear when he was busy operating loud machinery day in and day out – that is if he can even hear you at all.