Showing posts with label Tools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tools. Show all posts

Friday, November 6, 2015

6 Tips for Making Your Construction Site Safer

Working as a construction worker is almost similar to being a superhero. Each day you are entrusted with the responsibility of bearing heavy loads and using expensive equipment. Squatting on scaffolds and riding in cranes puts you so high up in the sky that you have the feeling you are flying. What makes your job extraordinary and enjoyable can also put a lot of stress on you. If you don’t take care, you can incur injuries while working. Here are some safety tips to follow to avoid common injury and stress on the construction site.

1. Lift objects properly

As a construction worker, backaches are your primary enemy. It is easy to get injuries while carrying heavy loads, but you can avoid this hazard altogether. Always bend your knees so that you don’t twist to the side while lifting. For a better balance, put one foot in front of the other.

2. Use ergonomic portable and high-powered tools

Tools are meant to make your work simpler. You may not realize it, but frequent use of poorly designed tools can make you develop conditions such as trigger finger, white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis. Even powered tools can make you develop serious problems due to their excessive noise and high vibration. Thus, as an employer or supervisor, ensure the tools you select for your workers have a long trigger and low vibration levels. For the hand tools, safety coordinators or employers must select those that require less force and don’t put a strain on the hand when held tight. The hand tools must also be balanced, and not conduct electricity or heat.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five Tools to Keep in Hand in the Workplace

You never know when you'll need to hang something in the office, but few people think of keeping a hammer in their supply closet. The good news is that it's easy to rectify this mistake. If you're serious about being prepared for all kinds of projects and minor emergencies, here are just five tools to keep on hand in the workplace.

1: Latches

Latches are what keep your doors closed. Without them, the doors won't stay attached to their frames and give you the privacy and insulation you need for a comfortable office. Make sure you always have a draw latch or two tucked away in case of breakage or wear.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

3 Benefits of Owning a High Quality Toolbox

When your tools are your livelihood, it's essential that they're well cared for. As you invest in high quality tools for your trade, it's important to also spend the money on a toolbox of the same caliber. A quality toolbox will last you for your entire professional career, keeping your tools safe, organized, and protected. While it can be tempting to skimp on this essential business purchase, doing so will only hurt you in the long run.

Let's look at a few of the benefits of purchasing storage for your tools:

Organize Your Tools
When you're working on an automotive repair or a home improvement project, it's important to be able to put your hands on the exact tool that you need. Cutting corners or making substitutions can lead to injury, inconvenient delays, and sub par work. This makes it especially important to own a high quality toolbox that allows you to organize your tools. An organized toolbox allows you to get the job done quickly and effectively, in a manner that you can be proud of.

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