Plumbing Work(Pipe Fitters)

Photo courtesy of Flikr. Pipe fitter, wearing PPE and using guarded tools, cutting end of a pipe

Hazards can happen at any place, and any time. Wearing PPE and ensuring tools are properly guarded, like in this picture, can help prevent serious injuries.

Photo courtesy of Flikr.

Plumbing work is a vital lifeline when it comes to installation, repairs, and maintaining plumbing fixtures or systems in most industries and residences.

Workers (plumbers, pipe fitters) work in a variety of settings, some which can expose them to hazards such as:

  • Asbestos.
  • Chemicals.
  • Flammable and combustible materials.
  • Lead.

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  • Biohazards.
  • Carcinogens.
  • Contact with electricity.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Noise.
  • Sprains and Strains.

Hazards like these can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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