5 Essentials for Your First Day Working in Construction

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation and demands more and more workers to complete projects on time and on budget. Are you ready to start your career in construction?

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation. This growth demands more and more workers to complete projects on time and on budget. In other words, it’s a line of work that can open doors for many opportunities, and PeopleReady is the perfect place to get your start. But first, here are five essentials for your first day working construction. If you need any personal protection equipment (PPE) like what’s described here, please ask your branch office. Above all, your safety is important to us and we can secure PPE for you.

Hard hats

On a construction site, there is the potential for you to be struck by falling objects. Even a small bolt or tool that falls from a short distance above your head can lead to serious injury if appropriate gear is not worn. A standard hard hat will be reinforced on top, have a rain gutter around the sides and be comfortable.

Eye protection

Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate eye protection. Drilling, hammering and brickwork can often release dust or other airborne materials. Strong goggles and face shields protect the eyes and face from medium impacts as well as liquids. In addition, face shields protect the eyes, head and respiratory system.

Hearing protection

If you’re working in an environment with continuous noise at levels of 85-90, earmuffs or earplugs can protect your hearing. What you may not realize is how damaging these noises can be to your hearing. This essential gear does not impede speech or any warning signals, but will reduce unwanted noise. As a result, you can protect your hearing while at work.

Tough work boots

In short, you never know what is lying around a construction job site. There could be sharp metal or glass objects, screws, or nails. It’s important to have your feet taken care of in case you fail to see something as you’re walking through the job site.

Hand protection

Keep your hands safe by wearing the right hand protection. For instance, there is a large selection of safety gloves that protect against cuts, burns and other injuries. Most importantly, safety is a priority for PeopleReady. We want to make sure you have a great work experience working in construction. Have an essential item you’d like to suggest?

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