Personal Proection Equipment and Job Volunteer Work Site Safety

Personal protection equipment must be warn at all times on an active job site. 

Construction helmets are required when working around heavy equipment, in doors or under trees with potential falling hazards.

Eye and face protection is required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in areas that require it.

Gloves and long sleeved shirts are required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in areas that require it.

Boots with reinforced toe protection is required on all job sites.

Hearing protection is required while operating or working around equipment that requires hearing protection.

Equipment Operations:

When ever operating a new or unfamiliar piece of equipment review the safety, maintenance and operating procedure manual and have you supervisor show you how to use it safely before operating it yourself. 

Damaged equipment or in need of maintenance:

Do not use tools or equipment that are in disrepair or if safety features are remove or disabled, take out of service and report any unsafe or defective equipment to you supervisor immediately.

Volunteers on a work site:

It is important to understand that volunteers are to be use to do the easiest jobs with the least amount of risk. This does not mean they should not wear the required personal protection equipment that employees are required by OSHA standards to wear.

Volunteers shall not be on a active job site where there is heavy equipment operating or falling of trees 5 inches in diameter. 


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