1. Wear your earplugs! A hand drill is 98 db. Pneumatic drills are 119db. The NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit? 85db.
  2. Secure your tools! People struck and killed by moving objects – this was the third leading cause of workplace death in 2015.
  3. Wear the right protective clothing. With average leather, you’ll feel the pain of 500 degree heat in 3 seconds. With Kevlar? 8 seconds.
  4. Wear fall protection! Per OSHA, falling from height remains the #1 cause of construction site death each year.
  5. Take safety equipment seriously! US insurance companies will pay out $40 billion this year for worker’s compensation (that’s $500 for each and every insured worker in America.)
  6. Respect your job and do it right! Per OSHA, among the top 20 most dangerous jobs are maintenance and repair workers (#14), construction laborers (#12), and roofers (#5).