Remodeling Work (Home Improvement, Renovation)

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Hazards can exist in all types of trades. Make sure your employees are protected from these hazards.

Just because you think everything is safe doesn’t mean it is. Take the time to inspect your equipment and tools to ensure that they are in good working condition and safe to use.

In the construction industry, remodeling work such as roof replacement, painting, siding, additions, teardowns (demolition), and interior/exterior updates can expose workers to hazards like:

  • Electricity
  • Falls
  • Heat illnesses
  • Slips and trips
  • Sprains and strains

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  • Asbestos
  • Lead paint
  • Loud noise
  • Mold
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Silica
  • Slips and trips
  • Swinging and falling objects

These hazards could result in serious injuries or even death

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

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