8 Safety Hazards All Plumbers Should Be Aware Of

Plumbers show up in the strangest places. Unlike many other workers, your business takes you to a different location almost every day. You continuously find yourself in unfamiliar workplaces…which means you also face a new set of safety hazards in every new environment.   People who head to a factory or an office for a living have a limited number of safety hazards to worry about. They can learn the dangers of their environment and develop habits to avoid them. It becomes second nature.   Plumbing assignments don’t let you do that. You have to reassess your situation continually, as your work environment changes… Read more »

Protect Your Hands, You Need Them To Pick up Your Paycheck

You work with tools. That means, on a daily basis, you take your livelihood in your hands…literally. If something goes wrong, you could severely injure your hands, leading to career-altering damage. That makes it crucial to take every precaution necessary to protect your hands.   We know. You already take the necessary safety precautions. Therefore, there’s no reason to go over them here, right? Well, that’s not always true.   A government study from 2015 showed that hands represented the second most common workplace injury, behind only back injuries. The data, compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recorded 143,900 hand injuries for the… Read more »

6 Tips to Help You Stay Alert and Safe When Changing Shifts

Shift workers often change schedules quite often, putting them at higher risk for safety issues on the job. Changing shifts makes it impossible to have the luxuries of regular sleeping and eating schedules, which can lead to a constant state of fatigue. Here are six tips to help you stay alert and safe while changing shifts. One: Power Nap Power naps can be a great way to rest and recharge your batteries before a shift. The length of the nap depends on your personal needs and preferences. Some people feel refreshed after 20 minutes, others require an hour or more.… Read more »