Remodeling Work (Home Improvement, Renovation)


Photo courtesy of Thinkstock #466198192. Hazards can exist in all types of trades. Make sure your employees are protected from these hazards

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

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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 a variety of hazards:

  • 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 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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