I know that when you come home at the end of the day, you just want to relax but, you need to be alert to your environment. It’s no longer just a cozy bungalow, but the second the first crew walks in the door, it turns into an place in which there could be power tools, construction dust & debris & slip & trip hazards.
I have seen injuries that could have easily been prevented had somebody just bothered to assess their current surroundings, determined sources of possible danger & planned accordingly. I mean, I have seen some really goofy stuff! This applies to anyone on the premises, not just the workers. Please also take a look at my post on staying healthy when you have all kinds of construction chaos going on.
These videos were produced by folks who have a great deal of experience & wisdom & can actually teach you a few things that could come in handy.
WATCH THESE SAFETY FIRST IN OLD HOUSES FILMS & APPLY WHAT THEY SAY!
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) – 3D Animated Video (3:22)
Safety Videos by Custom Animation
Darling cartoon, great for a homeowner!
DIY Safety Tips: How to Properly Quarantine Your Work Area (5:16)
My Old House Fix
This information in this video by Chris Hewitt applies to the DIY’er, but is also very important for any homeowner who is living in a jobsite.
HEALTH HAZARDS IN RENOVATIONS OVERVIEW (21:55)
Asbestos, lead, silica, & mold, oh my! Does your contractor foster a strong safety culture?
Safety Toolbox Talks: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (7:01)
More on PPE.
Although I was in the construction industry for almost half a century, when I watched these films I learned a great deal. I really wish I had seen them before I inhaled a wall of a hundred year old, moldy, infested house as it came crashing down 2 feet in front of my unprotected face!
Another good resource is my post on how to read Material Safety Data Sheets. You should know about the products that are going to be used in your home.
STAY IN THE BUNGALOW KNOW!!!
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