This is the time of year where homeowners across the country are up to their eyeballs in to-do lists and home improvement ideas. Doing these kinds of things are very important for your family’s well-being, and when done well, can typically increase the value of your home and property. However, maintenance and home improvement tasks can also be a significant source of injuries due to inherent safety hazards and inexperience. What can you do to have a successful home improvement season while avoiding the painful consequences that come from accidents?
Wear PPE! PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment is not made only for commercial environments. Smart homeowners will take a few minutes before starting any home improvement task to consider the potential dangers involved, and then making sure they have the PPE that will keep them safe while doing it. On warmer days, it’s less convenient and comfortable to wear PPE, but remember that it can potentially save your life!