Personal Safety and Hygiene in Construction Site

Personal Safety and Hygiene in Construction Site

Personal Safety and Hygiene in Construction Site

Eye Protection

  • A wise worker will certainly take good care of his eyesight.
  • A small fragment may cause serious consequences if it enters one’s eyes.
  • When there is a risk of eye injury, such as in concrete breaking or using abrasive wheels, you should wear suitable eye protectors.
  • Take proper care of the eye protectors provided to you.
  • Replace damaged or defective eye protectors immediately.
  • Ensure that eye protectors are comfortable to wear, and keep clean.
  • Use eye protectors for eye protection ─ do not put it on your head or hang it on your neck.
  • Bear in mind that eye protectors are replaceable, but not your eyes.


  • Wear ear protectors in areas with high noise levels.
  • Properly wear ear protectors according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Do not reuse disposable ear plugs.
  • Clean ear protectors regularly.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • For your own safety and interest, use the personal protective equipment provided by your employer.
  • Wear gloves when handling or contacting chemicals.
  • Remember to wear a mask when working in a dusty environment.
  • Wear eye and ear protectors whenever necessary.
  • Wear a safety harness and secure it to a safe anchorage point when working at height. A bamboo scaffold is not a safe anchorage point, so do not fasten the safety harness to it.
  • Wear safety shoes to prevent foot injury.
  • Consult your supervisor if in doubt.

First Aid

  • If you sustain an injury or feel not well while at work, even if it is minor, go to the first aid room right away for medical treatment and notify your supervisor.
  • Put the case on record.

Safety Helmet

  • Wear a safety helmet on a construction site.
  • Keep the harness of the helmet clean and make sure that it fits well.
  • Do not drill any holes on the helmet or use it for pounding.

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Manual Handling Operations

  • Avoid manual handling operations as far as possible to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Estimate the weight of the load.
  • Lift an object with a correct posture.
  • Wear suitable protective equipment.Put on gloves as far as possible to protect your hands from any cut, scratch or puncture,and wear safety boots or shoes to prevent injury to toes by heavy falling objects.
  • Seek assistance from someone in lifting a load if necessary.

Personal Hygiene

  • Keep yourself clean.
  • Wash hands before meals and after using the toilet.
  • Dress tidily and in protective clothing.

Alcohol and Drugs

  • Do not drink alcohol, or take drugs, while at work.
  • If you need to take drugs due to illness, report it to your supervisor.

Personal Safety and Hygiene to be followed in the construction site.

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