It’s wedding season! Unfortunately, as happy an occasion a wedding can be, wedding rings don’t belong in construction work. In fact, wedding rings and other jewelry in construction work can be dangerous while on the job. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the dangers of wearing jewelry in construction work. A proper dress code, including regulations on rings and other forms of jewelry, can go a long way towards keeping workers safer.
Why Jewelry in Construction Work Poses Problems
Typically, engagement rings, wedding rings, and other pieces of jewelry are made from metal. Unfortunately, metal rings and jewelry are not ideal for the job site. A wide variety of metals can be used for rings, such as gold, silver, and platinum. While these might be beautiful, they’re not safe. Metal conducts electricity extremely easily, and shock hazards are always a concern.
Because of the durability of the metals, you can get hung up on a piece of machinery or even a sliding door. When this happens, you might get injured. Even if you’re seriously injured, there always remains that possibility. That being said, keep these following solutions in mind.
The Solutions You Can Implement
The easiest solution is to just keep your rings and other forms of jewelry at home. That way, they can’t be lost, damaged, or destroyed while you’re on a busy job site. OSHA has already advised employers to prohibit loose hair and clothing from job sites. Another prohibition was issued against jewelry and non-work gloves.
However, if you want a solution for wearing a ring while on the job, it does exist. Wedding rings built to withstand the rigorous, dangerous duties of a construction site are more feasible than other forms of jewelry in construction work. A metal ring can be problematic, but there are certain manufacturers who can build a non-metallic silicone ring for you.
Prioritizing Safety with G & M Services
G & M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. Our employees are also rewarded for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G & M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and FireStop. To get started with G & M Services, call us today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page.