Repair and maintenance jobs are some of the most dangerous jobs in New York. In 2013, nine New York repair and maintenance workers were killed due to workplace injuries. Exercise caution on the job with these safety tips:
Wear Personal Protective Equipment
Every day, repair and maintenance workers deal with many types of equipment that require different PPEs to keep safe. Before working on any machine, make sure you’re wearing the appropriate equipment. If you’re not familiar with a machine or its required PPE, ask your supervisor or refer to the machine manual.
Use Caution When Working from Heights
Falling from heights is the second most common cause of maintenance worker injuries, so be sure to use the right equipment for reaching difficult spots. Use slip-resistant stationary steps, scaffolds, elevating work platforms, or ladders when necessary. Whenever possible, use equipment with guard rails or other fall protection...