Whether a homeowner or professional that needs; ear and eye protection using a hammer drill, or respiratory protection to work in a dusty location, or maybe a back-support belt when lifting heavy objects, or gloves and a coveralls to work in a messy location, Woodstock Hardware has the products and supplies you need to protect yourself during project.
Here is a frequent, ironic, question/statement made by some of the more “seasoned veterans” when they come in to buy knee pads; “why did I refuse to wear knee pads when I was young to protect my knees and wait until I ruined them and need to buy knee pads now so when I am working on the floor/ground, I can get down on my knees?” Can it be said any better?
Protect yourself and your body when you are young or suffer as you get older and then need to wear the same safety gear just to survive another day! You only get two eyes, two ears, one set of lungs, why not use safety equipment?
And what about just being safe at work? After parking on the side street or in a driveway where there is a lot of traffic did you ever say, “boy I wish I had a few orange traffic cones to put out so people would be aware I am here and maybe slow down a little?” Or after you were already up on a steep roof have you found yourself saying, “I should have gotten a safety fall protection kit before I got started today?” Well if you didn’t, you should have, and when you do, let Woodstock Hardware help you meet your needs.
Even with the wealth of information available on safe work practices or ergonomics, many folks overlook the importance of their personal safety. Here are some tips to help you protect yourself, or your staff, coworkers, and friends.
Preventing Eye Injuries
Every day, about 2,000 U.S. workers have job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment. One-third of those injuries require emergency hospital treatment, and more than 100 result in one or more days of lost work. Most of these injuries result from small particles or objects striking or abrading the eye.
In addition to the safety and health protection products available at Woodstock Hardware, there is a wealth of information available to support your safety and health protection efforts. Find helpful information at the following Websites:
Federal Web Sites
Safety and Health Sites
As an example following you will find simple, yet important, information relative to the use of hand tools.
Safe Use of Hand Tools
A good set of hand tools is essential in virtually any workplace. Unfortunately, tools also contribute to countless injuries when used incorrectly.
(Information supplied by the National Safety Council.)
So, stop in, take a look around, ask a few questions.
At Woodstock Hardware we are confident that by our combining our extensive inventory of supplies, and products with our hands-on experience and expertise we can help you successfully complete your next project.