Safety should be a priority during home repairs and improvements.
Your choice of attire, management of tools and materials and use of
dangerous chemicals are some of the issues to be considered.
Always wear clothing that is close-fitting so that it doesn't get
caught in moving machine parts and sturdy shoes with a good grip.
Remove all jewelry. If possible, wear gloves to protect your hands
from chemicals or other irritants
Safety glasses and goggles are recommended for working in almost
any area of your home and yard. Hearing protection should be worn
when working with loud power tools. A dust mask should be worn to
keep your breathing passages clear.
Make sure that you do not store oily rags, old newspapers or other
flammable items in or near your work area.
Be alert and provide yourself with plenty of light and
ventilation. Do not try to work if you are sick, tired or distracted.
Keep a fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit with eye-washing
solution and bandages handy, and make sure when doing large projects
that someone is close by if you need immediate help. You, and your
family, will be glad you took the time to put safety first.