Staying Safe with DIY Projects
A DIY project shouldn’t turn into an ER trip. Fortunately, the best way to prevent injury is by prevention and attentiveness. First, remember to wear protective eyewear and double-leather work gloves if you’re working with saws, drills, and other high-power tools. On the subject of tools, be sure that they are in good condition. Blades should be sharp, motors should work well, and tools should be totally intact and sturdy. It’s also smart to wear a mask if you’re working with wood or chemicals, and you should always take care to work in a well-ventilated, well-lit area. When it comes to the DIY project itself, take it slow. Rushing could lead to mistakes and, even worse, injuries. Measure carefully and cut mindfully while keeping hands, fingers, and eyes a good distance away from tools. Most importantly: do not cut corners or take shortcuts. Follow instructions to the T, especially if you’re a novice DIYer. Investing in your safety may not particularly cheap, but it sure is cheaper than a trip to the ER.
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