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Common Demolition Hazards to Be Aware Of

Last updated 4 years ago

At RentDumpsters.com, we make disposal of demolition waste simple with our rental dumpsters, but that’s just one issue you need to consider on the job site. Demolition can be dangerous work if you aren’t properly prepared, so after you get your dumpster rentals arranged, keep an eye out for these hazards:

Hot Weather

Weather extremes of any sort can make demolition work uncomfortable, but very warm weather can be particularly hazardous. The sun can cause burns now and skin cancer later, so remember to cover yourself up. Wear loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves and long pants, and apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You can beat dehydration by sipping water all day long. Finally, ticks and mosquitos love warm weather, so remember to use an insect repellant.

Polluted Air

During a demolition job, the air around you can become filled with any number of hazardous  materials. If the job you’re doing involves asbestos or lead removal, or even if the work simply generates a lot of dust, a face mask with a respirator can help you breathe easier.

Falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury in the workplace, so never work on an elevated surface without a hard hat. Also, be sure to familiarize yourself with the job site rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They require that fall protection measures, such as toe guards and handrails, be used on any surface above six feet in the construction industry.

Let RentDumpsters.com eliminate the worry of waste disposal so you can focus on keeping your demolition project running smoothly and safely. We deliver our rental dumpsters to you and pick them back up when the job is done! Call our dumpster rental office in New Jersey at (888) 772-7368 to learn more.

 

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