Learn How to Safely Use Drywall Tools and Equipment

Drywall CartsAccording to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are two major reasons why drywall installers are commonly injured on the job. Falls and overexertion are responsible for nearly 70% of workplace injuries. By learning how to safely use the proper tools and equipment, business owners and their employees can become more productive and reduce downtime. Based on case studies, here are a few things to keep in when planning for workplace safety.
Preventing Falls with a Clean Work Area
Keeping an orderly work area is the proactive way to prevent falls, slips and other accidents. Drywall installers may notice that carrying bulky boards can interfere with their peripheral vision, so it’s a good idea to keep a clear path at all times. Individual drywall sheets can be stacked in a central location. Stored materials, like adhesive and joint compound, can be kept where they can be carted to the final destination as needed. Continue reading