Prioritizing Safety for Everyone, on Every Building Project
Use this hand-curated collection of resources to help you plan and prepare for a safe job when working on houses.
Whether you’re 20 ft. above the ground on top of a roof, or firmly earth-bound but working with a tablesaw, construction is known to be a risky profession. It’s unfortunately also the case that these risks are often treated flippantly by a culture that encourages people to “tough it out.” But it doesn’t have to be this way. For many of our readers, building a fine home they can be proud of isn’t just about the finished product, it’s about the entire process—and safety is a critical part of the journey. From choosing comfortable kneepads that will protect you for the long haul to learning proper ways to stay safe on a ladder, we hope these articles offers some new pointers—or some needed reminders—for getting the job done safely.