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CLOTHING FOR CONSTRUCTION
There's one industry
where today's fashions just don't make it. That‘s construction. Fancy duds are
likely to get caught or snagged and cause you to fall or to get hurt in some
other way. Your clothing should not only be appropriate, but rugged enough to
stand up to the use it'll get.
KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON
Always wear a heavy duty shirt, preferably long sleeved with the cuffs
buttoned at the wrist. Don't wear it loose or baggy. Keep it tucked in to avoid
snagging. Your shirt will protect you from sunburn, so keep it on even when the
weather is hot. It also will protect you from scrapes and from skin-irritating
materials, such as concrete water and poison ivy. Don't wear anything around your neck that can dangle and get
caught in machinery.
NO BAGGY PANTS
Wear straight-line pants of proper length without pocket flaps or cuffs.
They should not be baggy or so long that your heels get caught in them. You
probably can't keep your pants up
without a belt. If your belt is too
long, cut off the extra length or run it through additional belt loops.
In this way it won't get caught and pull you into machinery.
LEAVE JEWELRY HOME
One of the most common
causes of amputated fingers is jewelry, such as rings, wrist watches and
bracelets. Lt may look nice, but if it gets caught in machinery, you're in for a
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD
Different jobs call for
different kinds of foot-wear, but, generally, properly fitted, high top safety
boots should be worn. They give you more support than other boots and more
protection in case you drop something on your foot where steel-tip footwear
should always be required. Wear rubber boots when working in wet material,
especially if it's deep. Spreading concrete is a good example.
During cold weather, two light, woolen shirts are better than one heavy
one for warmth. Gloves and hard hat liners are also advisable in cold weather.
When you dress for construction jobs, remember that you're not out to model the latest fashions. Your work clothes may not make you the sharpest dude on the block, but you'll look a lot better than you would if loose clothing or jewelry caused you to get caught in a machine.
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