Plumbers are at great risk to certain injuries. (Photo Credits)
Every job has a considerable injury risk, and the plumbing profession is no exception.
The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety detailed in its official webpage the health and injury risks that plumbers face. Plumbing Association of San Diego
“The main occupational hazards for plumbers to be aware of include: Exposure to hazardous substances such as: lead, sulfur dioxide, asbestos, mould, adhesives, solvents, solder, and other toxic or carcinogenic substances. Proximity to flammable or combustible materials. Exposure to biohazards including raw sewage when working on sewage pipes or septic tank outlets, or when laying new pipe in soil.”
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Most common plumbing injuries
The website Contractor summed up the ten most common plumbing injuries sustained by those in the profession. Eye injuries is included in their list. A/C And HVAC
“Speaking of protecting your eyes, plumbers face the possibility of an eye injury every day. Flying particles, sparks, chemicals, falling objects, the chance of a pipe bursting or even water (which seems innocent enough until it jets square into your eye). Having proper, protective eye wear on every job, no matter if you anticipate debris or not, is a great eye to help keep your peepers in place and working perfectly.”
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The Spruce meantime came up with safety tips for those doing DIY Plumbing projects at home.
“Protect your hands. Wear appropriate work gloves to protect your hands. Hands come into contact with many different materials and chemicals when doing plumbing projects, but using gloves is an easy way to prevent injuries. When using a drain machine of any sort, it is a good idea to wear latex gloves under leather gloves to protect you from the germs typically found in drain lines. Proper drain gloves will protect your hands from the snake, but it is a good habit to use latex or something similar for extra protection.”
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Plumbing comes with its own safety risks and it is best to observe precautions and leave plumbing matters to the experts.
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