Figure 107 shows a variety of equipment used to ensure the personal safety of workers on construction sites. If finances permit, this equipment should be acquired prior to the start of construction activities.
A plastic helmet or hard hat should be worn at all times, especially where there are suspended loads (cranes) and scaffolding.
Rubber boots should be worn when casting concrete to protect the feet from contact with cement which can cause the skin to crack and bleed.
Rubber gloves should be worn by workers handling cement, fresh concrete and marine epoxy paints.
A face mask with a filter element must be worn by workers handling, opening and emptying cement bags at the concrete mixer.
Dark-glass goggles must be worn when welding and clear glass goggles when cutting.