1. Prior to performing work, always review the work area for both visible hazards and hazards that may become present during the course of work.
2. During demolition work, each employee must be aware of all hazards and take into consideration steps to reduce the hazards. If the hazards cannot be removed or isolated, appropriate PPE and body positioning needs to be evaluated and implemented.
3. The use of Kevlar sleeves with thumb holes should be considered when performing work around potential laceration hazards. Thumb holes help hold the protective sleeves in place and prevent “roll-up” when performing work.
4. Throughout a project, whenever hazards are identified they should be removed. If unable to remove a hazard it should be marked with high visible tape or paint to increase awareness to others working on the job.
5. Always try to utilize a tool instead of placing body parts in hazardous areas.