By James Turner
No one ever thinks about ending up in the hospital, losing an appendage, or nursing serious cuts and bruises when they’re planning their latest home improvement project. But these often overlooked unfortunate results are a reality for too many home improver’s and hobbyists. In this article, we’ll help you make sure you stay safe and end up fit and healthy at the end of your project so you can enjoy all the fruits of your labor! Just follow these seven simple tips:
1. Everyone loves a bargain. But when purchasing bargain tools (especially used ones), be sure to inspect them and make sure all the safe guards are in place and in working order.
2. Make sure you wear safety glasses. Fine dust and debris can cause eye irritation and even serious damage. And larger chunks of debris can easily cause permanent eye damage that will leave you with a lifetime handicap.
3. Keep all your tools properly maintained. Make sure to lubricate, sharpen, and tighten all the pieces so they continue to run smoothly for a long time (and keep you injury free). You should inspect your tools every time you use them regardless of proper maintenance.
4. Instead of using whatever happens to be around you to climb and reach the focus of your project, invest in a sturdy step ladder to get you where you need to be. Don’t risk a serious fall.
5. Electricity can cause serious burns or even death. If you are going to work on (or near) any electric circuit, make sure no electricity is flowing through it.
6. Don’t be ashamed to seek out expert instruction if you aren’t sure about how to properly use a certain tool. There is nothing shameful about learning how to safely and effectively use a new piece of equipment.
7. Stay cool, calm, and aware when operating power tools. A simple distraction combined with a jumpy reflex can quickly lead to a serious injury.
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