Every job has certain tools of the trade, and construction is no different. No matter what aspect of the job you’re doing, your hands are essential elements of the task. If your hands were injured or missing it would be much more difficult if it were even possible to get your job done. That’s why keeping your hands safe at work is so important.
One of the most important things you can do for your hands is to use some form of hand protection. Most commonly, that means gloves that fit snugly. There are many types of gloves including heavy-duty rubber gloves when doing concrete work, insulated gloves and sleeves when you’re exposed to electrical hazards, and welding gloves when well, welding.
We know that construction workers come in all shapes and sizes, so trying to wear one-size-fits-all gloves can be frustrating. Gloves that are too small will rip if they even go over your hand, and gloves that are too big are basically worthless. Nitrile gloves are a great option, especially for those who are allergic to latex.
In addition to wearing gloves, common sense is another way to keep your hands safe on the job. Simply put, watch where you put your hands around dangerous machinery. While it may not fit the stereotypical construction worker’s image, taking care of your hands is another way to keep them in good shape. This includes using hand lotion or moisturizer, cleaning under your fingernails, trimming your fingernails only with clippers, and applying sunscreen to your hands.
Work N Wear is your Salem area source for everything you need to protect your hands, feet, and the rest of your body on the job. For more information about what we have to offer, give us a call at (503) 364-3064 or stop in today.