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Flooring Installation

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Glues and adhesives can be hazardous to your skin. Make sure you wear personal protective equipment, such as gloves, to protect your hands from exposure

Glues and adhesives can be hazardous to your skin. Make sure you wear personal protective equipment, such as gloves, to protect your hands from exposure.

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Did you know that workers who remove and install flooring material such as carpet, granite, vinyl, wood, or laminate are exposed to hazards that can lead to serious injuries or death?

Workers who do this type of work are exposed to a variety of hazards such as the following:

  • Asbestos.
  • Chemical burns.
  • Silica.
  • Slips, trips, and falls (same elevation).
  • Sprains and strains.

The information provided below can help employers find solutions to prevent exposure to these hazards implement safety and health policies to protect their employees.

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